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Hawley Wine

Hawley Wine Our lastest harvested grapes are slumbering in the barrels. It's a great feeling for us to look down from our deck to the hillside below where our winery building nestles in the vineyard. This represents the culmination of our dream when we moved into the modest house we built ourselves in 1981. It's gratifying to have all our operations in one place. I don't miss running back and forth on almost a daily basis to supervise the grape crushing of my grapes and leased temporary wine storage at other winery facilities.


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6387 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA, US, 95448 Email:
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  Hawley Cabernet Sauvignon
This Cabernet Sauvignon is produced in minute quantities, but it is a big, bold wine, with ripe fruit, and supple mouth feel. As with all of the Hawley wines, only the finest mountain grown grapes are used. Like the Merlot, the use of gentle, traditional, Bordeaux winemaking techniques, ensure that the wine will have richness and depth, with a smooth, supple mouth feel. Extended maceration on the skins after fermentation helps to build additional structure and depth. This is a rich, wine with complex flavors of blackberries, raspberries, black cherries, plums and spicy oak notes.
  Hawley Chardonnay
This 100% Chardonnay wine combines luscious flavors reminiscent of green apples, lemons, and pineapple and has a long, refreshing finish.
  Hawley Merlot
Made in a classic Bordeaux style, this is serious, mountain grown Merlot. It is deep in color, with complex aromas reminiscent of black cherries, blackberries, and plums with toasty, vanillin oak overtones from 20 months of aging in 50% new (and 50% used) French oak Chateau barrels. Again, no effort or expense is spared to craft this special wine. The wine is racked from barrel to barrel every three months to soften the tannins and eliminate the need for filtration. Though rich and velvety at release, additional cellaring will add increased complexity and depth.
  Hawley Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir is a rare jewel. Since our own vineyard is a bit too warm to bring out the best in this variety, we buy mountain grown Pinot Noir from a cool, coastal vineyard. We work closely with the grower to control the crop load and maximize the fruit quality. Picked fully ripe, the grapes are cold soaked in small one-ton fermenters prior to fermentation, using the wild yeasts that are naturally present on the fruit. Careful aging in special Burgundy barrels helps add complexity and render a seamless, supple wine with flavors of cherries, plums, oak spice and floral overtones.
  Hawley Viognier
Considered by many to be the quintessential example of what this white varietal is about. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in 5 to 8 year old barrels adds softness, body, and a buttery complexity to complement the fruit flavors from the grapes. This wine shows exotic aromas of orange blossoms, peaches, pears, citrus, and spice. In the mouth it is rich and silky, with lively acidity and a long refreshing finish. This wine goes well with most foods, and is particularly good with seafood and spicy foods including Asian cuisine.


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