2013 Nickel & Nickel
Hayne Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

St. Helena, Napa Valley


At a Glance

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


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Vineyard Notes

APPELLATION

St. Helena, Napa Valley

YEARS PLANTED

1998, 2001, 2002 and 2004

VARIETAL

Cabernet Sauvignon

CLONE & ROOTSTOCK

Cabernet Sauvignon clone 8 and Bacchus on two rootstocks:

  • St. George
  • 110R

Acreage

9 acres

Trellising

Vertical shoot positioning (VSP)

Geology

Located in Western St. Helena near the base of the Mayacamas Mountains, the vineyard is composed of the Cortina soil series.

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 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.

Wine Notes

APPELLATION

St. Helena, Napa Valley

HARVEST DATES

September 12 – 20, 2013

VARIETAL

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

SKIN CONTACT

12 – 14 days

Aging

18 months in French oak

  • 47% new
  • 53% once-used

Release Date

September 2016

First Vintage

2009

Harvest
Notes
Sensory
Notes

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.

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.