Named for our Iron Corral Vineyard and first released in 2019, this Cabernet Sauvignon is our youngest estate wine. Sourced from both Mount Veeder in the west and Pope Valley in the far northeast, this wine captures the extremes of Napa Valley. The beautiful, full fruit retention of the valley floor is complemented by the complexity and structure of the mountain. Approachable notes of dark cherry accented by luxurious flavors of cocoa and espresso, Enjoy now or lay down for the years to come.
Iron Corral Cabernet Sauvignon is named for our Iron Corral Vineyard, our newest estate vineyard. We source from both the Iron Corral Vineyard as well as our Mount Veeder estate to give this wine lush fruit flavors, with approachable complexity. Iron Corral Cabernet is made for immediate enjoyment, yet has the ability to age gracefully. Named by Jeb Dunnuck to his list of "Top Values In 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon".
TASTE WITH THE WINEMAKER
“This is a classic Napa Cabernet led by bold black fruit flavors, primarily black cherry and black currant, with elements of espresso and dark chocolate intertwined between the layered dark fruit notes. A wine of quality and depth, refined elements of oak showcase a composition built for aging, yet balanced, well-integrated tannins allow this wine to show beautifully for those unwilling to wait.”
– Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking
2021 VINTAGE NOTES
Vintage 2021 delivered superb results. Spring was marked by occasional rains, which brought welcome soil saturation, and cooler temperatures, allowing fruit to mature at a steady pace. Summer helped the grapevines ripen completely and conditions continued to be almost ideal throughout August and September. The warm days and cool nights of the fall season allowed gradual sugar accumulation and longer hang times, promising fruit of the highest quality with structural beauty. With a slightly later harvest and a smaller crop yield, fruit was picked at its peak, for a small yet mighty vintage promising exceptional flavor in bottle.
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7.5% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot, 1.5% Petite Sirah