IRON + Sand Paso Robles Cabernet 2018 Rated 90VM
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Born from the grit of Paso Robles, CA, Iron + Sand is a nostalgic nod to the natural draw of the historic hot springs, Iron Spring and Sand Spring, that propelled Paso Robles into a bustling destination known as California’s oldest watering place. Iron and sand are also important elements in the wine’s classic Paso terroir, as the sturdy iron trellising supports the bearing vines and the alluvial, well-drained sandy soils are the perfect match for Cabernet Sauvignon.
VinoUS Media Review
Rated 90 Points
Deep violet. Dark berries, cherry pit and a hint of licorice on the spice-accented nose. Chewy and energetic on the palate, offering bitter cherry, cassis and cracked pepper flavors and a touch of mintiness. Finishes long and taut, with building spiciness and gently chewy tannins that come in slowly. Drink 2022-2028. (Josh Raynolds)
James Suckling Review
Rated 90 Points
Blackberry, blueberry and chocolate on the nose. It’s full-bodied with creamy tannins. Round and velvety on the palate with a gentle structure and a bright core of fruit. Flavorful finish. Drink or hold.
Wine Tasting Notes
Dense purple in color, this wine opens with aromas of dark cherries, blackberry preserves and a dusting of coco powder and clove. On the entry, ripe, dark fruit flavors hit the palate before rounding out to earthy, rich chocolate covered cherries complemented by lively acidity and fine tannins that lifts the wine and suggests a long life. The finish is long, supple and mouthwatering.
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 5% Petite Sirah. Alcohol 14.0%