Iron Side Cellars Reserve Red
Napa Valley, California 2016
Varietal Blend & Appellations
Merlot (66%) - Napa Carneros
Cabernet Sauvignon (22%) - Howell Mountain
Petite Sirah (8%) - Alexander Valley
Zinfandel (4%) - Dry Creek
When it comes to the red wines of Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon often steals the spotlight. But, a real show-stopping red requires a stellar supporting cast. Fortunately, Napa also has talent in the name of Merlot, Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel, which provide a cool sensibility and counterweight to the dramatic Cabernet.
When grown in the slightly cooler southern reaches of Napa Valley, Merlot makes wines with expressive red fruit and a balanced texture. Zin and Petite Sirah make wines with powerful, mouth-filling dark fruit and chocolate. And then there is Cabernet Sauvignon, the darling of Napa Valley. The Cabernet in this wine grows high up on Howell Mountain. Mountain Cabernet tends to have more texture and nuanced aromas of red and black currant and even a touch of eucalyptus.
If you are looking for a premium red that combines finesse with force, then this is your bottle. Deep red in color and packed with aromas of black currant, black cherry and dark chocolate. This is a full-bodied wine with a chiseled texture and a long finish, featuring alluring flavors of baking spices, black tea and tobacco. A blend of intensity and elegance, this wine is like driving a muscle car in a tuxedo. Pop the cork, pour a glass and ease into your night.