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Nickel & Nickel Branding Iron Cabernet Sauvignon
2011

Nickel & Nickel Branding Iron Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Details
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Oakville
Alcohol %
14.2
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SKU: 68601400056

HARVEST NOTES

In 2011, 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 2011 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. 

Wine Details
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Oakville
Alcohol %
14.2
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
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.
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