Nickel & Nickel Hayne Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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 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."
The Wine Advocate
"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.
"Offers graceful, supple black cherry and raspberry fruit, displaying spice, crushed rock, sage and black tea notes. Very distinctive and complete, with earth laced tannins. "
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Nickel & Nickel is devoted exclusively to producing 100% varietal, single-vineyard wines that best express the distinctive personality of each vineyard. Established in 1997 by the partners of Far Niente, the winery is based in Oakville, California, on the 42-acre John C. Sullenger vineyard property. Nickel & Nickel produces single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, but also makes single-vineyard Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel.
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