Hundred Acre 'Ark Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Howell Mountain, USA
PRESS: Robert Parker - 99 points. "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Ark Vineyard, a larger site on Howell Mountain, possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as an extraordinary nose of spring flowers intermixed with blueberries, black raspberries, wet rocks and spice box. Deep, full-bodied, rich and intense, this gorgeous effort again demonstrates what brilliant winemaking and a top-notch terroir can produce. It should drink well for 15-20 years."
Producer: Hundred Acre Vineyard
Region/Appellation: Howell Mountain
Country Hierarchy: Napa Valley, Napa County,North Coast, California,USA
Grape/Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Style: Red - Bold and Structured
Alcohol Content: 15%
Ark is gorgeously rich, with a deep ruby/purple color and crème de cassis aromas intermixed with some graphite, licorice, fresh tobacco, espresso, and spice. Dense and massive, with rich, opulent, structured layers of mocha, blackberry, black currant and plum. The wine expresses supple tannins and beautiful concentration, and the flavors run deep and gain momentum on the finish.
All Hundred Acre wines are made by sorting the fruit berry by berry,fermenting in small French oak fermenters, and long aging in the finest barriques. The secret to Hundred Acre is no compromise and no detail overlooked, ever.