2016 Nickel & Nickel
Hayne Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

St. Helena, Napa Valley


At a Glance

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


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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 14 – 19, 2016

VARIETAL

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

SKIN CONTACT

14 days

Aging

17 months in French oak

  • 48% new
  • 52% once-used

Release Date

March 2019

First Vintage

2009

Harvest
Notes
Sensory
Notes

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.

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.