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Hundred Acre Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon Kayli Morgan Vineyard 2012

Your Price: $425.00
Producer: Hundred Acre Vineyard
Optimum drinking: 2016-2040
Rating: 99 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Winemaker: Jayson Woodbridge
Appellation: North Coast, Napa Valley, California
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Hundred Acre Vineyard's Kayli Morgan Vineyard is a prime Napa Valley vineyard, selected by former vineyard manager Jim Barbour who thought it ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon. He has been proved right. Since then, the current owner, Jayson Woodbridge, brought in consulting winemaker Philippe Melka, who told him that the soil resembled that of Château Pétrus (of Bordeaux's Pomerol). The vineyard is spared hot afternoon sunlight and its soils absorb water slowly to keep the vines cool. The results are outstanding.

"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Kayli Morgan Vineyard, which Woodbridge thinks may be the greatest he has made to date, is locked and loaded, with silky tannins and an inky blue/purple color, a gorgeous nose of spring flowers intermingled with crème de cassis, blackberry, lead pencil shavings and spice box, This is a full-throttle, concentrated, stunningly well-balanced wine, with terrific fruit intensity and palate presence. It is fat, it is opulent, it is delicious, but it pulls back from going over the edge, as all great wines tend to do. Drink it over the next 20-25 years.

"The genius of Jayson Woodbridge is not in dispute. A bigger than life character, he has a certain personal flamboyance and no-prisoners-taken persona, but what he and his team do in the vineyards and winery speaks for itself. These are remarkable wines, with his Cabernet Sauvignons some of the very finest in the world, and his Pinot Noir projects all high quality and pleasing to a multitude of diverse palates." Robert Parker

"Bright ruby-red. Black cherry, cassis, raspberry, dark chocolate and licorice pastille on the nose, accented by dusty herbs. Boasts great depth to its intense, dark flavors of black cherry, menthol, dried herbs, flowers and licorice pastille. A classic powerful-yet-elegant wine with great texture and finesse and no undue weight. Finishes with firm but ripe tannins and outstanding length. This will repay patience but even in the early going its suavity of texture gives it great appeal." Stephen Tanzer

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Hundred Acre Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon Kayli Morgan Vineyard 2012