Iron Side Cellars

Reserve Red Blend

8.710 ratings
8.81 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Onion
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

@Delectable Wine - this is a weird blend of 33% Merlot, 25% Zin, 24% Petite Sirah, 14% Malbec, and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was acquired in a drunken family Christmas present swap game several years ago and I’ve been staring at it periodically in the cellar with some trepidation for quite a while. It’s actually pretty good. The nose is open and ripe, with weedy dark berry fruit and a some dark chocolate (some people prize the chocolate notes more than I do). In the mouth I like the iodine notes, and there is also a fair bit of cassis syrup fruit (the wine’s dry, so don’t worry that I said “syrup”). It finishes on a note of graphite. It’s a little hot (in the finish particularly), but overall is a good wine.

@Delectable Wine - this is a weird blend of 33% Merlot, 25% Zin, 24% Petite Sirah, 14% Malbec, and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was acquired in a drunken family Christmas present swap game several years ago and I’ve been staring at it periodically in the cellar with some trepidation for quite a while. It’s actually pretty good. The nose is open and ripe, with weedy dark berry fruit and a some dark chocolate (some people prize the chocolate notes more than I do). In the mouth I like the iodine notes, and there is also a fair bit of cassis syrup fruit (the wine’s dry, so don’t worry that I said “syrup”). It finishes on a note of graphite. It’s a little hot (in the finish particularly), but overall is a good wine.

Apr 27th, 2021
Robert Bauer

Plumby but not overly fruity. Full bodied, well balanced wine. Really enjoyed this one. Reasonably priced.

Plumby but not overly fruity. Full bodied, well balanced wine. Really enjoyed this one. Reasonably priced.

1 person found it helpfulOct 14th, 2016
Joe Coll

Wow what a nice, semi-heavy Napa red

Wow what a nice, semi-heavy Napa red

Apr 15th, 2017
Donna Economu

Donna had this 4 years ago

Donna had this 4 years ago

Apr 22nd, 2018
Andrew Michael

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Oct 7th, 2017
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Jan 24th, 2017
Eric Linderman

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Jan 22nd, 2017
Rob
8.8

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Jan 2nd, 2017
Harley Nager

Harley had this 6 years ago

Harley had this 6 years ago

Sep 3rd, 2016
Patrick Cushing

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Jul 24th, 2016