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2005 Hundred Acre Cabernet Sauvignon Kayli Morgan Vineyard

  • 100 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 94515-2005

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    ($250; 15.5% alcohol) Bright, deep ruby-red. Knockout aromas of sappy red fruits and menthol; reminded me of a Pomerol. Lush, deep and energetic, with terrific floral lift and detail to the superconcentrated raspberry, spice and dark chocolate flavors. Finishes lush and broad, with palate-staining persistence and terrific verve. This spent 40 to 50 days on its skins, according to owner Jayson Woodbridge. The best vintage yet for this lush and satisfying bottling. (The 2006s had just been sulfured at the time of my visit and were unavailable for tasting.)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Offers delicious pure, ripe and fleshy Cabernet fruit, delivering layers of currant, wild berry and a hint of raspberry, with mineral, pebble and cedary oak. All of it unfolds gracefully, with a supple, caressing texture.
    Author: James Laube
    Issue: Oct 31, 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    The deep garnet colored 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Kayli Morgan Vineyard gives up a beautiful savory/meatiness with a core of blackcurrant cordial, red currant jelly, Black Forest cake and chargrill with touches of Indian spices, star anise, cast iron pan and mossy bark with a waft of yeast extract. The palate is full-bodied with a beautiful fine-grained texture and wonderful harmony even at this relatively youthful stage, with loads of layers and a perfumed finish.
    Drink Dates: 2018 - 2042
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
    Issue: Interim December 2018 Week 1
  • Vinous | Rating: 95

    (15.5% alcohol): Saturated bright red-ruby. Medicinal black cherry, blackberry, cocoa powder, tobacco, menthol and minerals on the remarkably primary nose. Seriously powerful, superconcentrated wine with a tightly coiled spring and a magically light touch. The dark berry and mineral flavors are complicated by a saline element. Conveys an impression of excellent acidity, but Woodbridge notes that the pH here is around 4.0; still, this wine makes the 2004 seem truffley by comparison. Finishes with a suave dusting of tannins and outstanding length. This was made in oak fermenters at Woodbridge's new winery, then aged in his caves. I'd still give it several years in the cellar to resolve its acids and tannins. It may yet merit an even higher score.
    Drink Dates: 2020 - 2032
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: Jun 2016
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Drink Dates: 2007-2020
    Author: Matt O
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Billy the Kid
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: SingKevin
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: Alexander C229
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: TMac
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Consumed many years ago at HY's house with CU. Very massive. Fruit bomb is an accurate description. Not sure I like this style.
    Author: johnswu
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Good juice!
    Author: Dan McD
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Mind blowingingly good.
    Author: VinoDeparture
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Wow. One of the best California Cabernets I can remember. Drank after 2 hour decant. Deep and vibrant, tannins well under control. Followed a 1982 Grand Puy Lacoste, which was drinking great, for an excellent contrast. First soft leather, then an explosion of power and fruit.
    Author: Red Sox Fan
  • Self | Rating: 93

    WS 93
    Author: Vista Real
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

  • 1788 bottles owned
  • 309 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 309 collectors)