Nickel & Nickel

Branding Iron Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3250 ratings
9.217 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Charles Rivas

Classic Oakville. Balanced and structured, with a lingering finish that made it the perfect accompaniment to a medium filet minion.

Classic Oakville. Balanced and structured, with a lingering finish that made it the perfect accompaniment to a medium filet minion.

Jul 7th, 2018
Kenny Baldridge

Have. Awesome.

Have. Awesome.

Sep 12th, 2017
Maggie Harrison

damned good cab. drinking very nice but time would be good. Elegant, balanced,

damned good cab. drinking very nice but time would be good. Elegant, balanced,

Jul 12th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Very fruit forward. Black raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, light soft spice, baking spices and refined soft minerals. One of the top 5 wines of the 14 presented.

Very fruit forward. Black raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, light soft spice, baking spices and refined soft minerals. One of the top 5 wines of the 14 presented.

1 person found it helpfulMay 9th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

On the nose, perfumed purple florals, lavender, jammy blueberries, olallieberries, black licorice, soft spice and rich dark soils. On the palate; ripe, jammy fruits of; blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, blueberries, olallieberries, hard gritty minerals, dry stone, leather, underbrush, poached strawberries come on late, lavender, liquid violets, dark chocolate powder, vanilla, & caramel. Finishes well with; round, ripe, fruits and good acidity. Barrel tasted the 2016 vintage at the Nickel & Nickel Entrecôte. Photo of the decor and lighting of the cellar for this event and more attendees of the lunch.

On the nose, perfumed purple florals, lavender, jammy blueberries, olallieberries, black licorice, soft spice and rich dark soils. On the palate; ripe, jammy fruits of; blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, blueberries, olallieberries, hard gritty minerals, dry stone, leather, underbrush, poached strawberries come on late, lavender, liquid violets, dark chocolate powder, vanilla, & caramel. Finishes well with; round, ripe, fruits and good acidity. Barrel tasted the 2016 vintage at the Nickel & Nickel Entrecôte. Photo of the decor and lighting of the cellar for this event and more attendees of the lunch.

May 8th, 2017
Austin Baird

Needed another hour to open I think. Medium bodied, dark cherry notes, earthy notes. 2nd favorite of the 3 at our NICKEL tasting.

Needed another hour to open I think. Medium bodied, dark cherry notes, earthy notes. 2nd favorite of the 3 at our NICKEL tasting.

Sep 20th, 2015
Joe Czesnakowicz

Medium plus body. Big black fruit and chocolate. Very polished- almost too much so. I can't say anything bad, it just wasn't that exciting.

Medium plus body. Big black fruit and chocolate. Very polished- almost too much so. I can't say anything bad, it just wasn't that exciting.

Apr 28th, 2015
Andy Bartee

Sales Copain Winery

8.9

Bogey liked it, I think it needs more time.

Bogey liked it, I think it needs more time.

Mar 17th, 2015
Nikolaus Schuhl

Sommelier/Sales Epic Wines

8.6

Not as concentrated. Dark fruit. Blackberry and Raspberry. Tannins in check.

Not as concentrated. Dark fruit. Blackberry and Raspberry. Tannins in check.

Feb 4th, 2015
Chad Nuzum

Looking forward to this with dinner with the guys.

Looking forward to this with dinner with the guys.

Jan 22nd, 2014