Spicy Vines

2016 "New World" Cabernet Sauvignon Pine Mountain – Cloverdale Peak AVA, Sonoma County, CA

4 in stock


4 in stock

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

A massive full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with great color, texture and richness. Prominent flavors of dark chocolate covered currants, black cherries, blackberries, coco and coffee are all smoothly balanced into a lengthily finish.

Cellar Angels Tasting Notes:

Appearance deep ruby-purple
Aromas blackcurrant, blackberry pie, baker's chocolate, black licorice, tobacco leaf, barnyard, eucalyptus
Palate black cherry, espresso bean, dried herbs, bright acidity, lush body, fine grained tannins, long finish

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

193 cases
Pine Mountain Vineyards
About The Vineyard

Hailing from the 3,000-foot elevation Phase III section of Pine Mountain Vineyards in Cloverdale. A western facing mountainside vineyard with a blend of red clay and volcanic soils. The high elevation farming on this vineyard reliably delivers fruit with intense color and flavor year after year.

Winemaker Notes

Barrel Aging: Aged for 18 months in French Oak barrels, 30% new.

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About the Winemaker: Doug Hackett

Doug has always been known for producing small lot artisan wines. He prides himself on shepherding his grapes though the winemaking process, never controlling them, yet always allowing them to develop into the best wines that they can be. His minimalist approach to winemaking continues to deliver pure and balanced wines that are honest expressions of their soil, climate and character.

If you have the opportunity to taste one of Doug’s beautiful wines, you will understand that he is a master at his craft, an artist, and perhaps he may even have a dusting of magic in there somewhere.

His passion for wine and life is infectious to all who cross his path and taste his wines. Fueled by an endless supply of creative energy, which, if you ask him, “flows from within.” Doug’s zest for life, fun attitude and extensive knowledge of the wine industry has made him the rockstar winemaker that he is.

With over 24 years of winemaking experience and more than 200 medals and 90+ point ratings in counting, it is clear that winemaking is as much of an art as it is a lifestyle for Doug.

Doug attributes much of his winemaking knowledge to his friend and teacher, Fred Nickel aka “Master Fred”, former winemaker for Brutocao Cellars and Jackson Keys Winery. Doug has received his winemaking certificate at UC Davis and was the co-founder and winemaker of his own boutique brand, Dogwood Cellars for twelve years prior to coming aboard Spicy Vines.

About the Winery
Spicy Vines
From humble roots, the winery was founded in 2011 by female entrepreneur, Crystalyn Hoffman with a vision to create a distinctively fresh winery with a spirit of fun. Three years into her journey, Crystalyn met Doug Hackett, now partner, husband and winemaker extraordinaire of Spicy Vines.
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