As with the 2015 vintage, the fruit for the 2016 vintage of Iron Side Cabernet Sauvignon comes primarily from vineyards in Red Hills Lake County, a California AVA that lies about an hour north of Calistoga in Napa Valley.
There, vineyards fan out on hillsides of an extinguished volcano and climb to over 2,000 feet above sea level. The elevation slows ripening in an otherwise hot and dry climate, resulting in balanced acids and sugars. Add to that an early fall with cooler than usual August temperatures, and it's no wonder this vintage of Iron Side showcases complexity, richness and definition.
Deep ruby in color with aromas of cedar and blackberry on the nose. Full-bodied yet smooth and easy-drinking, the wine showcases bright red cherry, hints of spice, smoke and a long, toasty finish with expressive acidity.
- Alcohol: 14%
- Bottle Size: 750mL
- Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon