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The 2013 Hayne Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of pomegranate, wild berries and cedar. As promised by the nose, these notes are mirrored on the palate and harmonize with subtle notes of chocolate, graphite and toasted French oak. The rich, dense texture is expressive of a notably age-worthy wine, while rounded tannins carry the fruit into a long, supple finish.
Cortina soil series from Hayne Vineyard
St. Helena, Napa Valley
1998, 2001, 2002 and 2004
Cabernet Sauvignon clone 8 and Bacchus on two rootstocks:
Vertical shoot positioning (VSP)
Located in Western St. Helena near the base of the Mayacamas Mountains, the vineyard is composed of the Cortina soil series.
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 rich, jammy fruit and this vineyard tends to be picked at the beginning of harvest each year.
September 12 – 20, 2013
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
12 – 14 days
18 months in French oak
The 2013 harvest was similar to 2012 with warm days and cool, foggy nights that offered the perfect conditions for fruit and tannin maturity. The vines were nicely balanced this year and required small adjustments. Warm temperatures in early September put the finishing touch on the fruit and we night harvested over an eight-day window together with the Hayne family. Their love and involvement in this vineyard shines in every bottle.