Hundred Acre Kayli Morgan Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
- Item Code: WN1912051601
- Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
- Country|Region: California, Napa
- Vintage: 2016
- Bottle Size: 750ml
About this product
"A potentially perfect wine is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Kayli Morgan Vineyard. This vintage of moderate yields produced such flawless Cabernet Sauvignon fruit as well as sweet tannin and sufficient acidity that top producers should have achieved their finest wine since 2002, perhaps their finest in the last twenty years. The inky/ruby/purple-tinged 2007 Kayli Morgan cuvee boasts an extraordinary nose of graphite, cedar, blackberries, cassis, and subtle notions of smoke and burning embers. Incredibly rich, pure, and multilayered with a 50-second finish, this outstanding effort will have early accessibility, but should age effortlessly for 20+ years. Jayson Woodbridge's vision of high quality Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is increasingly confirmed with each new vintage. His debut vintage, 2000, was not an easy year to launch a high end, luxury Cabernet Sauvignon, but it was so delicious upon release, that I couldn't believe it would get much better. After having a taste of it in late October, I'm happy to say I was wrong. At nine years of age, the 2000 is doing great. All of these wines are 100% Cabernet Sauvignons, and all are aged in 100% new French oak in various sizes, from small barrels to 500-liter puncheons, and 600-liter demi-muids. The flagship wine is from the home vineyard known as Kayli Morgan (just east of St. Helena). Woodbridge also has a 15-acre parcel on Howell Mountain, the Ark Vineyard, a new offering called Few and Far Between near the Eisele Vineyard southeast of Calistoga. Lastly, there is a limited cuvee called Deep Time where he is experimenting with small lots aged 36-50 months in oak. Woodbridge is irrefutably a contrarian, but he is the kind of person you want going against mainstream, conventional thoughts. His wines are among the most individualistic in California. Even with their lofty prices and limited availability, they merit support."