Iconic Wine SK Sidekick Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Iconic Wines is the brain child of Birk O'Halloran and Karl Antle. The two met in college and quickly became great friends bonding over a mutual love for whiskey, witty banter and all things nerdy.
About the art: Growing up their imagination was captured by the cape crusaders of comics and as they got older those same feelings of excitement, inspiration and fantasy were cultivated as they each fell in love with wine. Today they get to work every day with their heroes doing what they love so it only made sense to put the heroes of their youth that inspired them to dream big on the bottles of their dream job.
Covering the most vine acreage in the state compared to any other red wine variety, Cabernet Sauvignon produces as much wine in California as Merlot and Pinot noir combined. The state’s diverse terrain and microclimates, as well as the freedom of its winemakers, allow for an incredible range of wine styles from this single grape.
California’s most famous region—and especially for Cabernet Sauvignon—is the acclaimed Napa Valley. While Cabernet is successful throughout the world, rarely has it achieved such merit as it does from the Napa Valley. At this point the two are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other.
Napa’s closest neighbor, Sonoma County, does an impressive job keeping up with Napa’s fame and glory. Alexander Valley, Sonoma Mountain, Moon Mountain and Knights Valley contribute to the lot of some of California’s top-rated Cabernet Sauvignon.
Lake County in California’s North Coast has become a focus for some of Napa’s more respected growers. From the Central Coast come iconic examples of classic California Cabernet; Lodi and the Sierra Foothills are great budget-friendly sources of amicable Cabernets.