2007 Hundred Acre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Ark Vineyard

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 100

Reviews for 2007 Hundred Acre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Ark Vineyard

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2010
A perfect wine the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Ark Vineyard (1300 - 1400 cases) from Howell Mountain is one of the great efforts from this high elevation terroir. It offers notes of burning embers black raspberries... A perfect wine the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Ark Vineyard (1300 - 1400 cases) from Howell Mountain is one of the great efforts from this high elevation terroir. It offers notes of burning embers black raspberries blueberries and flowers a full-bodied opulence wonderful intensity but the wine is not weighty or overripe. Fleshy and voluptuous with terrific floral notes it should drink well for 15-20 years. Jayson Woodbridge's vision of high quality Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is increasingly confirmed with each new vintage. His debut vintage 2000 was not an easy year to launch a high end luxury Cabernet Sauvignon but it was so delicious upon release that I couldn't believe it would get much better. After having a taste of it in late October I'm happy to say I was wrong. At nine years of age the 2000 is doing great. All of these wines are 100% Cabernet Sauvignons and all are aged in 100% new French oak in various sizes from small barrels to 500-liter puncheons and 600-liter demi-muids. The flagship wine is from the home vineyard known as Kayli Morgan (just east of St. Helena). Woodbridge also has a 15-acre parcel on Howell Mountain the Ark Vineyard a new offering called Few and Far Between near the Eisele Vineyard southeast of Calistoga. Lastly there is a limited cuvee called Deep Time where he is experimenting with small lots aged 36-50 months in oak. Woodbridge is irrefutably a contrarian but he is the kind of person you want going against mainstream conventional thoughts. His wines are among the most individualistic in California. Even with their lofty prices and limited availability they merit support.