Cabernet Sauvignon


Nickel & Nickel 'Hayne' Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

750 ML


Product Description

VINEYARD DESCRIPTION The Hayne Vineyard is situated in St. Helena at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains and is well known for its single-vineyard wines from the site. The vines are moderate in size due to the gravelly, loam soils and the vineyard produces small yields. The warm St. Helena temperatures are ideal for producing sweet, jammy fruit and this vineyard tends to be picked at the beginning of harvest each year. Nickel & Nickel produces wine from 9 acres. HARVEST NOTES Since 2009 was our first year working with this vineyard, we were excited to see how it developed. Small, well-balanced vines produced evenly spaced clusters and required very little thinning. Given the cool year, it was nice to have the extra heat that the St. Helena AVA provided to help ripen the fruit. Verasion occurred in early August, and we waited and watched as the flavors matured, allowing us to harvest in late September. The Hayne family participated in the harvest, each person with his or her own role to play, which made it all very special. SENSORY EVALUATION Our first release of the Hayne Cabernet Sauvignon is absolutely delightful. Opulent cherry and blackberry flavors harmonize with the vanilla and spice from the French oak. The lush, dark, jammy fruit offers a silky entrance that expands and coats the palate, while the tannins are rich and supporting, leading to a lengthy finish. APPELLATION St. Helena, Napa Valley VARIETAL 100% Cabernet Sauvignon AGING French oak barrels (45% new, 55% once-used) RELEASE DATE September 2012 HARVEST DATES September 21 - 28, 2009 SKIN CONTACT 11 - 12 days TIME 18 months FIRST VINTAGE 2009


Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: St. Helena