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2009 Nickel & Nickel - Cabernet Sauvignon Hayne Vineyard

  • 93 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 407759-2009-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    A deceptively medium-bodied wine, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Hayne Vineyard is gracious and beautifully balanced from start to finish. The soft, supple fruit and harmonious tannins make for a Cabernet Sauvignon that should drink well pretty much upon release and drink well for another decade beyond that. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    (14.3% alcohol): Good, full ruby-red. Dark aromas of cassis, blackberry and licorice. Plush, intense and sweet, but with terrific acid grip energizing the juicy flavors of currant and tobacco. A step up in density and texture from the State Ranch bottling. Finishes long and precise, with suave tannins and lush yet vibrant dark berry fruit. A great showing today.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    A mix of ripe currant and dark berry built in a taut structure. Firm and cedary, ending with mildly gripping tannins. Needs time.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: 2013-2020
    Author: Nick Shea
  • Self | Rating: 92

    deep purple hue. Blackberry, black currant on the nose. Delicious on the palate, velvety smooth, lots of tannins still.
    Author: musicandwine
  • Self | Rating: 94

    smooth and well integrated. deep purple color. mocha and licorice. medium finish
    Author: flwine

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 59 bottles owned
  • 32 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 32 collectors)