More Vintages and Sizes of Hundred Acre - Cabernet Sauvignon The Ark Vineyard:
International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 150
($300) Good full ruby. Impossibly sexy aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, pipe tobacco, saddle leather and creme caramel A wine of extraordinary layered depth, with near-confectionery sweetness leavened by superb energy. This boasts much more early appeal than the backward Kayli Morgan but there's also outstanding structure here to support a long evolution in bottle. Finishes with remarkably lush tannins and great breadth and length.
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Author: Robert Parker
A perfect wine, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Ark Vineyard (1,300 - 1,400 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.
Author: James Laube
A firm band of tannins is wrapped around a chewy core of flavors that extend from green olive and herb to mineral, graphite and dried berry flavors. No disputing its muscular profile and chewy tannins, but there's also a wealth of dense flavors to enjoy down the line.
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 11/11/2011
Drink Dates: 2011-2025
Thick unctuous dark red wine with high degree of sweetness, good acidity and mellow tannins. Decanted for 2 hours.
RP 100 pt
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 07/13/2011
KK and QB Wines
Trust Rating: 84
Tasted On: 04/25/2011
Tasted On: 10/21/2010
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