With its plum, pomegranate and fresh raspberry aromatics complemented by subtle notes of baking spice and toasty oak, the 2016 Hayne Vineyard Cabernet captivates from the start. Supple red fruit flavors give way to plush tannins that envelop the entire palate before slowly moving into a long and mouthwatering finish.
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 small to 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.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Hayne Vineyard (100% Cabernet) gives up cassis, kirsch, plums and spice box with cigars and cedar plus hints of lilacs. The palate is medium to full-bodied, fresh and elegant with firm, grainy tannins and a soft-spoken intensity. – Lisa Perotti-Brown