93pts Wilfred Wong
The 2018 Nickel & Nickel Branding Iron Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon shows up with excellent richness followed by a soft, yet persistent touch in the finish. This wine offers forward aromas and flavors of red currants, blueberries, and a light accent of oak in its aromas and flavors. Pair it with an oven-baked game bird. (Tasted: September 3, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
From the black cherry and dried herb aromatics to the sappy fruit flavors, Branding Iron Cabernet pulses with instantly approachable appeal. With deep fruit flavors that have a focused intensity yet feel round and broad on the palate, there’s a compelling density we have come to expect from western Oakville Cabernet, along with coating tannins, warm toasted oak and an extended finish.