"The wine region of Monterey lies just inland from California's magnificent central coastline. The waters of the Pacific crash into rugged seaside cliffs which form the base of the Santa Lucia mountains that rise above the clear blue waters. Just beyond the mountains lies the vast Salinas Valley. Here, Pinot Noir thrives on the hills and rocky outcrops overlooking the valley.
During the day, the bright sunshine radiates on the vines ripening the grapes to perfection. But at night, the cool ocean air prevents the berries from getting too ripe too fast, thus preserving Pinot Noir's inherent freshness. Mornings are often marked by the arrival of a sweeping blanket of fog which extends cooler temperatures well into the late morning. These special conditions create a one-of-a-kind environment for Pinot Noir. The wines made here feature the grape's abundance of red berry fruit aromas, and also its more nuanced flavors of earth, minerals, and spice.
If you are on a mission for bold, fruit-forward and impeccably smooth California Pinot Noir than you've found it! Fresh and full-bodied, this wine presents the best of both worlds. Mix in generous flavors of black cherries, plums and sweet spice and now you've got it made." ~ Winery notes.
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Born to be bold.
It all starts from a vision. And in the case of Iron Side Cellars, that vision was meticulously crafted, bold California wines.
The journey started in 2009. Our bi-coastal winemaking team in Boston and Sonoma County began searching for a selection of special vineyards in California. Working with fruit from Paso Robles, Napa Valley, and Sonoma County we crafted the first vintage of our flagship Iron Side Cabernet Sauvignon. And while the blend has changed in the vintages since, the focus of this wine has remained constant. It is always bold, and it is always packed with some of the best California fruit we can get our hands on.
As we continued to produce Iron Side Cab, we developed great relationships with the vineyards we were working with. And through these relationships we started to gain access to some truly exceptional lots of wine; wines that might find their way into some of the most sought-after bottles in Napa. From those lots of wines we developed a new, super premium blend that went on to become Iron Side Reserve Red.
Our newest addition to the family, launched in the fall of 2017, is Iron Side Reserve Pinot Noir. Each one of these wines, including our new Pinot, carry on the vision that we set out to achieve--to meticulously craft exceptional, bold California winse.
We hope you enjoy these wines as much as we do. Cheers.