2015 Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Hayne Vineyard

Year: 2015
Appellation: St Helena, Napa Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 89
Wine Advocate: 94+
Vinous Media: 89
James Suckling: 93
Jeb Dunnuck: 95--Wine Enthusiast: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.6%
Price :


"There's lots to admire here, offering a core of dark berry, mocha, savory underbrush and cedary oak. More solid than special. Drink now through 2030. 1,212 cases made." (WS)

"Displaying a deep garnet-purple color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Hayne Vineyard has loads of oak, blackberry preserves and warm plums with touches of cola, bergamot and Indian spices. Medium to full-bodied with a good amount of exotic spices and black fruit, it has firm, grainy tannins and great length. It just needs time for that oak to marry!" (WA)

"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Hayne Vineyard emerges from one of the most historic vineyards in St. Helena. In this vintage, the Hayne comes across as a bit soft and restrained. Bold red cherry, pomegranate and sweet floral notes offer good punchiness at the outset before some of that initial juiciness starts to taper off through the finish. There is fine balance, but less of the visceral thrill of the very best years. " (VM)

"Crushed stones, bark, walnuts, forest floor, cedar and iodine. Full body, lots of dusty tannins, an impressive entry of acidity and a long, mineral-driven finish. Drink in 2020." (JS)

"From a site in St. Helena, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Hayne Vineyard (aged 16 months in 51% new French oak) is a more open-knit, supple, textured red that has plenty of cassis, raspberry, toasted spice, and graphite aromas and flavors. With compelling purity of fruit, building minerality, bright acidity, and an understated elegance, this beautiful 2015 needs 4-5 years of bottle age and will keep for two decades." (JD)

"With a strong tone of oak and tar on the nose, this vineyard-designate wine offers well-integrated power and intensity. Fresh red currant greets the palate within a framework of concentrated depth and extraction, with a lasting finish." (WE)

Winery Notes:
The 2015 Hayne Cabernet Sauvignon is a show-stopper. The concentration of this vintage is revealed as mixed berry aromas combine with graphite, vanilla and toast to excite the senses. The palate offers candied flavors of raspberry, cherry and plum wrapped up with hints of dust and spice. A coating texture unites these flavors creating a package that is rich from start to finish.