2019 Nickel & Nickel Branding Iron Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
2019 Nickel & Nickel Branding Iron Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Round and polished, Branding Iron Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a mouthful of cherry and cranberry fruit mixed with notes of dried herb and tea. Toasted oak fills the middle palate with notes of spice and smoke, while the soft tannins finish with harmony and grace.
Nickel & Nickel is devoted to 100% varietal, single-vineyard wines, focused on Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Its winemaking excellence is highlighted in its selection of the very best vineyard locations and unique soil compositions required to make superior single-vineyard wines. Each Nickel & Nickel wine is a celebration of place and reveals how vineyards only miles apart, but of the same grape varietal, yield wines of unique character and distinction.
Oakville is one of California’s most renowned wine regions, sandwiched between Rutherford and Yountville in the very heart of the Napa Valley. It has gained worldwide recognition for its opulent Cabernet Sauvignon and voluptuous Merlot wines.
The origins of Oakville’s viniculture date back to 1868, when Henry Walker Crabb set up his first vineyard there. Fittingly, given the local surroundings, Crabb named the vineyard To Kalon (kalon means “highest beauty” in Greek) – a name retained by Robert Mondavi when he purchased the site almost a century later. Immediately south of To Kalon is Heitz Cellar’s famous Martha’s Vineyard. Together, these two vineyards make some of America’s very finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines.