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2004 Hundred Acre Cabernet Sauvignon Kayli Morgan Vineyard

  • 98 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 94515-2004

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($250; Red-ruby. Superripe cherry and cassis complicated by crystallized flowers, licorice, coconut, patchouli oil, cinnamon and earth. A huge wine with outstanding depth of flavor; downright creamy in the mid-palate but with fruit of steel and near-exotic sweetness. The wine's minerality and sound acids contribute to an impression of power. Finishes with explosive, liqueur-like persistence. Due to the hot harvest conditions, Woodbridge and winemaker Philippe Melka used a radical |cryogenic maceration,| first chilling the grapes to 31oF under argon gas for a few days, then bringing them down to minus-40oF for a month before allowing a fast but cool fermentation to start-all this in an attempt to preserve aromatic character in a year with stressed fruit.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    A seductive style that's rich and creamy-textured, with mocha, black cherry and red berry flavors that are focused, supple, intense and focused, with a long, lingering aftertaste. 1,100 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    The wild man of Napa Valley, Jayson Woodbridge, has turned out one of the superstars of 2004, with the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Kayli Morgan. His wines always tend to be gorgeous young, offering up an impression that they're not going to last. But his first vintage, 2000, seems to get better and better, even though it was spectacular when released. The 2004, which was harvested in September, shows an almost Pomerol-like sweet mocha, kirsch, black currant and deeply fruited mouthfeel. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, but the clay soils of his vineyard seem to give a sweetness of tannin and a voluptuous character to the texture. This wine oozes rich, concentrated fruit, is light on its feet and has gorgeous purity, a multidimensional mouthfeel and a stunning finish. Silky black currant, kirsch, licorice, mocha and caramelized fruit make for a stunningly full-throttle, brilliant 2004 to enjoy over the next 15 or more years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Edward O88
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: Tomigaz
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: tiberite
  • Self | Rating: 99

    Author: Alexander C229
  • Self | Rating: 96

    An amazing wine, full powered throttle to the floor great, with a huge finish, requires lots of air time.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2025
    Author: David 429
  • Self | Rating: 91

    This is a massive Cabernet. Cedar and tobacco dominate the nose. Creamy blackberry flavors on the palate. At the moment the wood and alcohol are in conrol of this youthful wine. I will wait 2-3 years and try again.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2020
    Author: Conrad K
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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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1638 bottles owned
  • 207 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 207 collectors)