94pts Wilfred Wong
The 2017 Nickel & Nickel Branding Iron Cabernet Sauvignon is active, bright, and well-built. This wine is one of the stars of the vintage. Its well-defined aromas and flavors of red and black fruit put it squarely in the Oakville quadrant. Pair its juxtaposition of elegance and richness with lightly-seasoned pork tenderloin. (Tasted: September 5, 2019, San Francisco, CA)
With its bright red fruit and floral aromas complemented by a bouquet of clove, anise, and cardamom, the 2017 Branding Iron Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon offers a beautiful balance of fresh fruit and spice. Upon entry, the wine is plush and elegant, offering hints of red berries and minerality, along with notes of warm toasted oak that add depth and length to the finish.