2015 Nickel & Nickel
Hayne Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

St. Helena, Napa Valley


At a Glance

The 2015 Hayne Cabernet Sauvignon is a show-stopper. The concentration of this vintage is revealed as mixed berry aromas combine with graphite, vanilla and toast to excite the senses. The palate offers candied flavors of raspberry, cherry and plum wrapped up with hints of dust and spice. A coating texture unites these flavors creating a package that is rich from start to 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 9 – 10, 2015

VARIETAL

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

SKIN CONTACT

10 – 13 days

Aging

16 months in French oak

  • 51% new
  • 49% once-used

Release Date

August 2018

First Vintage

2009

Harvest
Notes
Sensory
Notes

Early budbreak and bloom led to healthy canopies and full clusters. This vineyard is nicely balanced and we only had to do small adjustments to the vines to provide optimal conditions for ripening. Warm temperatures in early September coaxed the harvest of the early blocks and we night harvested the entire vineyard over a 13-day window under the direction and participation of the Hayne family themselves. Their love of and involvement in their vineyard shines in every bottle we make.

The 2015 Hayne Cabernet Sauvignon is a show-stopper. The concentration of this vintage is revealed as mixed berry aromas combine with graphite, vanilla and toast to excite the senses. The palate offers candied flavors of raspberry, cherry and plum wrapped up with hints of dust and spice. A coating texture unites these flavors creating a package that is rich from start to finish.