Wilfred Wong of Wine.com – “A most successful harnessing of power, in Nickel & Nickel took one of Oakville’s most powerful vineyard sites and tamed it into a wine of beauty. I am liking the 2013 Branding Iron now, but I am certain that I will love this wine even more with another six to ten years of bottle age. Deep ruby in color, demonstrative red currant aromas in the nose, with the beauty of youth on its side; medium bodied, perfectly behaved on the palate with fine balance and style; ripe red fruit flavors, youthful and refined; pert in the aftertaste. (Tasted: April 20, 2016, San Francisco, CA)”