Trinchero Haystack Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
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: 14.9%
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%.
Our Haystack Cabernet is true to its mountain origins, boasting great structure, intense purple color and violet aromatics. Firm tannins are gracefully balanced by luscious blackberry and blueberry flavors with nuances of coffee, baking spice and cocoa. This is a wine that I think has incredible ageability, but, like all my wines, should drink well upon release too.
"Rich, dense and plush, marked by ripe dark berry, currant and blackberry flavors. Full-bodied, intense and focused, at points both plush and persistent. Best from 2012 through 2023. 710 cases made. "
"The dense ruby/purple-colored 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Haystack Vineyard, a high elevation site on Atlas Peak, exhibits more earth and minerality as well as intense cassis and blackberry notes in the slightly more fragrant bouquet. This rich, full-bodied, impressive Cabernet will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring and keep for 15-20. "
The Wine Advocate
"The tannins stand front and center in this mountain wine, but they’re so finely textured, you hardly notice them. They glide over the palate, carrying along ultraripe blackberry flavors. A firm grounding of minerals provides additional structure. This rich Cabernet should develop bottle complexity over the next eight years."
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The Trinchero family has been making wine in the Napa Valley since 1948, and Trinchero Napa Valley serves to honor the legacy of foundery, Mario Trinchero. Wines bearing the Trinchero Napa Valley label are luxury-class, predominantly single-vineyard, wines from their Napa Valley estates. Ech is painstakingly handcrafted and produced in limited quantities. They source their grapes from 100 acres of estate vineyards in prime Napa Valley appellations, including St. Helena, Mount Veeder, Rutherford and Atlas Peak.
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