2018 Nickel & Nickel Hayne Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena
Brimming with pure fruit flavors, soulful violet and pomegranate aromatics and a silky smooth palate, this limited-production St. Helena treasure is one of our winemaker's favorites. Make it yours, too.
A stunning purity of fruit sets Hayne apart from the pack. Captivating raspberry, pomegranate and subtle violet aromatic are an irresistible invitation into a Cabernet filled with generous red plum and raspberry fruit flavors. The palate is lively and smooth, with great acidity, elegant tannins and an umami quality that begs you to come back for another sip.
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.
September 28 - October 5, 2018
French oak barrels (49% new, 51% once-used)