Nickel & Nickel

Hayne Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2267 ratings
9.129 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Aaron Means

Good purity of fruit and not overly oaked. From an excellent vineyard.

Good purity of fruit and not overly oaked. From an excellent vineyard.

3 people found it helpfulOct 25th, 2014
Shay A
9.3

Loads of pure fruit here. If you enjoy your Napa cabs with more fruit before they go to secondary notes, I’d say it’s time to enjoy this one. It’s beginning to show some muddled fruit profiles, with blackberries, black cherry, and currant but it also has a nice graphite note. Savory in terms of it having a charcoal like note but not meaty. Mid palate is dense and soft. Very nice.

Loads of pure fruit here. If you enjoy your Napa cabs with more fruit before they go to secondary notes, I’d say it’s time to enjoy this one. It’s beginning to show some muddled fruit profiles, with blackberries, black cherry, and currant but it also has a nice graphite note. Savory in terms of it having a charcoal like note but not meaty. Mid palate is dense and soft. Very nice.

2 people found it helpfulJun 15th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

On the nose, mulberries, black currants, blackberries, blueberries, anise, dark earth violets and perfumed dark florals. Body is leaner than previous vintages I've had. Dusty medium tannins, blueberries, blackberries, mulberries, dark cherries, dark chocolate, mocha, gritty chalky minerals, light caramel & vanilla, Tannins get gluier with black currants & some tarry notes on the longer finish. Barrel tasted the 2016 vintage at the Nickel & Nickel Entrecôte. Photos of the environment they set up for their cellar tasting and the lunch served on the grounds afterwards.

On the nose, mulberries, black currants, blackberries, blueberries, anise, dark earth violets and perfumed dark florals. Body is leaner than previous vintages I've had. Dusty medium tannins, blueberries, blackberries, mulberries, dark cherries, dark chocolate, mocha, gritty chalky minerals, light caramel & vanilla, Tannins get gluier with black currants & some tarry notes on the longer finish. Barrel tasted the 2016 vintage at the Nickel & Nickel Entrecôte. Photos of the environment they set up for their cellar tasting and the lunch served on the grounds afterwards.

2 people found it helpfulMay 8th, 2017
Charles Rivas

Still a very young wine needing time to hopefully develop. One of the more simplistic N&N wines.

Still a very young wine needing time to hopefully develop. One of the more simplistic N&N wines.

2 people found it helpfulJan 5th, 2016
Logan Smyser

Surprised how well it's drinking at such a young age. Nice way to end the Hawaiian vacation at Neiman Marcus restaurant!

Surprised how well it's drinking at such a young age. Nice way to end the Hawaiian vacation at Neiman Marcus restaurant!

2 people found it helpfulJul 7th, 2014
Sandra Ogurchak

Sandra had this 2 years ago

Sandra had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 29th, 2018
Mike R
9.2

Deep deep bluish purplish red - nice structure and leaving with a smile on my face / it is Friday - enjoy gang

Deep deep bluish purplish red - nice structure and leaving with a smile on my face / it is Friday - enjoy gang

1 person found it helpfulJun 30th, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Great vineyard.

Great vineyard.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 1st, 2017
Mike R
9.3

Yogi Berra again - an old but new friend delivers again - people say this was nickel and nickel years and I agree - not bought since 2010 but after drinking (after only one hour decant) I have to try 2013 and beyond - for the price it is very worthy of really nice SMILES!!!!!

Yogi Berra again - an old but new friend delivers again - people say this was nickel and nickel years and I agree - not bought since 2010 but after drinking (after only one hour decant) I have to try 2013 and beyond - for the price it is very worthy of really nice SMILES!!!!!

1 person found it helpfulOct 1st, 2016
Crystal Johnson

Yummy notes of vanilla, caramel, oak and chocolate with a pleasant finish.

Yummy notes of vanilla, caramel, oak and chocolate with a pleasant finish.

1 person found it helpfulJun 19th, 2016