Nickel & Nickel Hayne Cabernet Sauvignon Saint Helena 2010
"The 2010 Hayne Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful expression of the St. Helena AVA. Dark cherry and wild berry marry beautifully with the sweet, spicy flavors derived from the French oak. The dark, jammy fruit is rich and coating and builds on the palate, while the integrated tannins add to the lengthy finish.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 produce limited yields. The warm St. Helena temperatures are ideal for concentrated, jammy fruit. This vineyard tends to be picked at the beginning of harvest each year." -Winery
Established in 1997 by the partners of Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel is based on a philosophy of producing 100 percent varietal, single-vineyard wines that best express the distinct personality of each vineyard. It is from some of the most coveted vineyards in the Napa and Sonoma valleys that the Nickel & Nickel wines are produced.
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This 100% Cabernet, from the western part of St. Helena, joins the winery’s prestigious vineyard portfolio. The wine is rich and opulent in blackberries, cherries, chocolate and currants, with quite a bit of new French oak and thick, yet refined tannins. The mouthfeel is soft but the alcohol adds weight. Give it time to refine. Drink 2016–2020.
Serious deep, bright ruby. Aromas of cassis, blackberry jam, licorice, mocha, espresso and spices. A real high-wire act of sweet, primary black and blue fruits and strong acidity. Boasts excellent creamy depth and incipient sweetness, not to mention firm, suave tannins, but this very young wine also needs time to unwind in bottle and absorb its oaky torrefaction. Very long on the aftertaste, with the structure to age.
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Hayne Vineyard comes from a site that is better known for its Petite Sirah and Zinfandel made famous by Turley Cellars. This has always been a site that produces ripe wines, and you see that with this 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. Offering blackberry and jammy fruit flavors, it is a full-bodied, in-your-face, yet elegant and pure Cabernet that delivers lots of blue and black fruits in an All-American / All-Napa, first team sort of way. This beauty should drink well for two decades or more.