2014 Napa Valley "Hayne Vineyard" Zinfandel

100%   Zinfandel

pH: 3.58
T.A.: 0.58 g/100mL
Alcohol: 15.8%
Cases Produced: 302

Another late release.  Again, to mitigate the low-yielding vintage of 2015, we decided to release this wine six months later than usual.  But does that mean a 2015 Hayne will be released this fall?  Regrettably, no.  The 2014 is unfortunately our last vintage from this venerable old queen of Napa Valley.  Picked September 9th, the fruit was fully destemmed and cold soaked for five days before inoculation with one of our favorite slow fermenters, Assmanhausen.  After 20 days on the skins, the wine was pressed to all French oak, only 23% new.  Bottled unfined and unfiltered.  If you’ve enjoyed our Hayne in the past, don’t miss out on this last opportunity.  (Sniffle, sniffle.)
 
Tasting Note: Dark ruby-garnet. Aromas of red cherry liqueur and mint are complemented by a hint of sandalwood.  Smells very regal and very Napa.  The wine enters full and rich but stays light on its feet thanks to healthy acidity (a characteristic of this incredible 113-year-old vineyard) and polished tannins.  The finish is long and smooth.  Enjoy from release through 2025. (MRO – 04/03/17)

Suggested Retail: $50 - Sold Out
Release Date: April 2017
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
   
     
     
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