NICKEL AND NICKEL BRANDING IRON CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014
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Item #: H-CACABNICKELANBR
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Nickel And Nickel
VINEYARD DESCRIPTION
Named for the branding iron owned by the proprietor, the eight-and-a-half
acre Branding Iron Vineyard lies in western Oakville, close to the base of the
Mayacamas Mountains. The vineyard is comprised of well-drained clay loam
and the vines are vertically trellised to maximize sunlight and open the canopy.
The area's warm climate and sun exposure in both the morning and afternoon is
perfect for slowly ripening the fruit, which often benefits from a long hang time.
HARVEST NOTES
In cloud cover in the winter and early spring delayed the year's growing
season, but above average rainfall filled the reservoirs. Bloom this year occurred
in June, which is the latest on record. A cool summer, without any real heat
spikes, offered a slow ripening period, and the fruit looked balanced on the
vines. Without the extra heat, sugar levels remained low and we harvested this
vineyard on the exact dates as the 2010 vintage, toward the end of October.
SENSORY EVALUATION
The Branding Iron Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has the aromas of wild
berry and forest that distinguish this vineyard, even in a cooler year. Earth and
sage complement the fruit and give a depth of flavor on the midpalate. The spicy
oak and vanilla components add complexity, while the gentle tannins from this
vintage are approachable now.

Bottle Size: .750

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