Nickel and Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Branding Iron 2015

Nickel and Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Branding Iron 2015

Regular price $84.99

VINEYARD DESCRIPTION

Named for the branding iron owned by the proprietor, the eight-anda-half

acre Branding Iron Vineyard lies in western Oakville, close to the

base of the Mayacamas Mountains. The vineyard is comprised of welldrained

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 are perfect for slowly ripening the

fruit, which often benefits from a long hang time.

HARVEST NOTES

The growing season kicked off in February with budbreak and an early

bloom in April, which is about ten days earlier than normal. Yields

were extremely small this year, and the lighter fruit load ripened quickly

during the moderate summer months and early September heat. We

harvested our first block on September 19, the earliest on record for

this vineyard. We allowed our older block to hang on the vine a bit

longer to ensure proper tannin maturity.

SENSORY EVALUATION

Bright, clear black cherry and blackberry aromas, accented by notes of

toasty spice, open onto a palate layered with flavors of mixed berries,

spice and earth. Elegant and balanced, with a rich backbone of oak,

this concentrated vintage possesses the tremendous length, the layered

flavor profile and incredible depth that we’ve come to associate with

this and other west Oakville vineyards.

APPELLATION

Oakville, Napa Valley

VARIETAL

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

AGING

French oak barrels

(52% new, 48% once-used)

RELEASE DATE

August 2018

HARVEST DATES

September 19–29, 2015

SKIN CONTACT

15 days

TIME

16 months

FIRST VINTAGE

2000

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