2005 Hundred Acre - Cabernet Sauvignon The Ark Vineyard 1.5L

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2005 Hundred Acre - Cabernet Sauvignon The Ark Vineyard
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($250; bottled in January; 15.2% alcohol) Bright, full ruby. Enticing aromas of black raspberry, licorice and melted chocolate. Sweet, lush and superripe; in fact, this is downright massive, with an almost porty, lower-toned quality perked up by complex mineral and red licorice elements. Wonderfully fat, sweet wine with extravagant chocolate, mocha and nutty oak tones. Finishes with rich, broad tannins and a wave of chocolatey dark fruits. This is the first release from Jayson Woodbridge's home vineyard, which features nine separate blocks of vines and six clones, and which was picked in multiple passes and fermented in 500-liter puncheons.

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Issue: Issue 138

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Score: 97
Author: Ronn L
Trust Rating: 89
Tasted On: 10/08/2014
Drink Dates:
Score: 98
Author: Alexander C229
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 03/12/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2029
Amazing wine! Berries on the nose, but notes of cassis, blackberry, and graphite pencil when tasting. Incredible finish, and only then do the tannins become apparent. A classic wine that will be even better in 5 years.
Score: 99
Author: tiberite
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 12/24/2012
Site Blog: mac_h
Score: 95
Author: Dan McD
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 05/29/2011
Mighty fine. Needs more time.
Score: 98
Author: RobertoClemente21
Tasted On: 02/09/2011
Drink Dates: 2008-2028

About This Producer


In 1998 Jayson Woodbridge released his first vintage, one Cabernet, made from his own 10-acre Kayli Morgan Vineyard. The goal was to create a "Right Bank" style Cabernet from those clay soils. With the second vintage, he earned scores in the mid-90s and sold the wine for double the previous vintage. In addition to the Cabernet Sauvignon Kayli Morgan Vineyard, Woodbridge produces a Howell Mountain Cabernet from The Ark Vineyard and a single-vineyard Shiraz from his Ancient Way Vineyard in Barossa Valley.

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