WHO: Hundred Acre WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon WHERE: California, Napa Valley DESIGNATION: Kayli Morgan Vineyard WHEN: 2005 SIZE: 1.5L RESERVE: $650 MINIMUM BID INCREMENT: $50 96-99 Points - Robert Park...
At the age of six this is still a baby. It will last well into its teens.
Dark cherries, cola, a touch of cranberries, and some mushrooms are on the palate, all with a background of spice, wood, and a teriyaki-like umami. Tannins are fine and sweet. It does not offer delicacy or flow with multiple layers of complexity, just gives you a whack of sweet fruit right in the face. Drink it with a grilled double-thick stuffed pork chop.
Gorgeous. Spicy on the nose with big heavy dark fruits and a hint of oak. The word for this wine is lush (although Parker has flayed that word into overuse). Maybe also rich. Finish lingers for minutes with layers of mocha and awesome... well, just lots of awesome. No wimpy food with this bad boy.
From across the U.S. you can almost hear the collective exhale of relief by wine retailers. Having adjusted inventories to accommodate the tighter purse strings of wine drinkers, retailers found that while the byword for 2010 was “value,” customers began, once again, to feel more comfortable making the extra trip to visit their local wine shop.
Inky dark and almost impenetrable. A nose of tart raspberry, black cherry, plum, and blackberry jam with notes of black pepper, and hints of sensual smokiness. Ripe jammy raspberry, blackberry, currant, and cola balanced with notes of cedar, anise, black pepper, and cocoa on the palate. A full-bodied mouthfeel and big bold tannins with a long mocha and spice finish. This is a big, big wine and at least an hour decanting is recommended. Pair with a juicy porterhouse steak. With only 225 cases made, this would be an awesome gift for someone or a treat for yourself!