Wine Spotlight: Iron Side Cellars Introduces Two Limited Release Reserve Wines
Latitude Beverage Company ramps up for holiday season with addition of new, high-end California reds.
BOSTON, Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Iron Side Cellars announces the launch of two limited release reserve wines: the long-awaited second vintage of Iron Side Reserve Napa Valley Red and the brand new Iron Side Reserve Pinot Noir from Monterey, CA. Both 2016 releases represent the best wine in the Iron Side portfolio.
Iron Side was first introduced in 2012 by Latitude Beverage Company, one of the fastest growing wine companies in the U.S. Unlike the other brands under the Latitude umbrella, including 90+ Cellars, Iron Side was created as the company's first foray into winemaking. Along with two all-star winemakers in Healdsburg, CA, the team sources super premium red wines from some of the best vineyards in California, and crafts custom blends that highlight a bold perspective on California red wine.
In time for fall, these new releases are robust, elegant and sure to impress:
Iron Side Cellars Reserve Red, Napa Valley, CA, 2016 — This full bodied red features a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. The Cabernet comes from the prestigious appellation of Howell Mountain, known for producing some of Napa's boldest wines. The Merlot grapes, which grow in the cooler region of Carneros, provide a cool sensibility and counterweight to the dramatic Cabernet. (SRP $29.99)
Iron Side Cellars Reserve Pinot Noir, Monterey, CA, 2016 — Brand new to the Iron Side portfolio, the Reserve Pinot Noir is bold and fruit-forward, showing off a style of California Pinot Noir that has grown in popularity over the past few years. It's a smooth and elegant wine, featuring generous flavors of black cherries, plus a sweet spice, making for the ultimate crowd-pleaser. (SRP $24.99)
"Iron Side embodies the qualities we know and love in an exceptional bottle of California red," says Brett Vankoski, VP and Wine Director, Latitude Beverage Company. "Napa Valley Reserve Red is one of our fastest selling wines and this year's blend is our best yet. We're excited to bring the new vintage to market along with our new Reserve Pinot Noir. If you enjoy a robust, fruit-forward California Pinot, you are going to fall in love with this wine."
Iron Side Reserve Red and Iron Side Reserve Pinot Noir feature a new felt label and premium medallion for an elevated look that will make a striking first impression. The wines are now available for a limited time at retail locations in 15 states where Iron Side and 90+ Cellars wines are sold. Both wines are also available for purchase online with direct shipping to more than 30 states nationwide. For more information about Iron Side Cellars, and to see the full portfolio of Iron Side reds, please visit www.ironsidecellars.com.
About Latitude Beverage Company
Latitude Beverage Company is the innovative, Boston-based company behind a portfolio of national wine brands, including 90+ Cellars, Lila Wines, Mija Sangria, Iron Side Cellars, and Magic Door Vineyards. The company was founded in 2007 by Kevin Mehra who saw an opportunity to make high-end wine more accessible by purchasing oversupply from top wineries across the globe, bottling the wine under his own labels, and selling it to consumers at a lower price. This unique business model, based on the centuries old function of the négociant, became the foundation for 90+ Cellars. This same model has enabled Latitude Beverage Company to expand its portfolio with four additional labels, and the company is now recognized as one of the fastest growing wine companies in America. For more information, visit ninetypluscellars.com.