Nickel & Nickel Hayne Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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Wine EnthusiastFrom a historic vineyard in the heart of the Napa Valley, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon develops in the glass, evolving from muted aromas of earth and cinnamon spice to subtle cherry, cassis and oak. Balanced and lovely, the spice stays on the tongue throughout the long finish. It can easily be enjoyed now, but has the structure to age well through 2022.
Wine AdvocateFrom one of the great sites for old-vine Zinfandel in Napa, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Hayne Vineyard is located on the back streets of St. Helena. Lots of blackcurrant fruit, tart acids, and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel are impressive in this young, vibrant, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon, that should easily stand the test of two decades of cellaring. The color is saturated ruby/purple, and the wine is still relatively tight. I suggest several years of bottle age for potential owners.
Wine SpectatorAn elegant, tapered style, with dusty berry, cedar, anise and dried herb flavors. A well-proportioned Napa Cabernet that ends with a pleasant hint of dusty soil and olive. Drink now through 2027. 2,435 cases made.