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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.
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 14 – 19, 2016
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
17 months in French oak
The 2016 growing season proceeded as usual for Napa Valley with a nice spring that led to a warm summer. Budbreak was about five days later than last year and this trend continued throughout the season. Slightly cooler weather in May lengthened the bloom window but warm summer days in June and July helped the vines catch up to normal. The crop looked good with clusters that had a nice leaf coverage allowing for speckled light. August brought both cool and hot weather, so we kept a close eye on each block.