*2007 Hundred Acre Precious Cabernet Sauvignon
Hundred Acre Precious Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA 2007
Similarly soft and silky, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Precious (100 cases) is made from Jayson’s favorite barrels. It exhibits a deep plum/purple color as well as a beautiful perfume of graphite, burning embers, charcoal, sweet kirsch, black currants and hints of licorice and cedar. This complex, sexy, full-bodied, opulent wine should drink well for 15-20 years.
Flamboyant, visionary, genius, arrogant, volatile and contrarian – all adjectives used to describe Jayson Woodbridge, owner and winemaker of Hundred Acre Vineyard, who in his quest for making exceptional Napa Cabs has not been afraid of ruffling a few feathers along the way.
The 9 acre Kayli Morgan vineyard, situated at the base of Howell Mountain, is planted exclusively to Cabernet Sauvignon and has been the foundation of Hundred Acre’s wines since their debut in 2000. Woodbridge is fastidious in both vineyard and winery, with the wines harvested grape by grape rather than bunch by bunch before further hand sorting to eliminate anything that is not deemed perfect. Aged in new French oak or varying sizes, with the 500l puncheon being the preferred vessel for the long ageing regimes employed, typically 2.5 to 3 years.
These are cult wines on a par with the likes of Harlan and Screaming Eagle, so don’t come cheap but are superb.