2018 Hundred Acre Cabernet Sauvignon Ark Vineyard
2018 Hundred Acre Cabernet Sauvignon Ark Vineyard This 2018 wine shows amazing elegance and balance. Super complex black currant and sour cherry. Finishes with a sweetness notes of vanilla, cantaloupe and earthy tobacco. Nicely structured medium tannins.
Founded by vintner Jayson Woodbridge, the Hundred Acre winery is one of the most inspiring success stories of Napa Valley. The limited production Hundred Acre Cabernet Sauvignon wines are a benchmark for luscious, structured, and fine reds.
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Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s foremost red wine-grape variety. Though widely cultivated throughout the world, it is most commonly associated with the red wines of Bordeaux.
In the vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are small, thick-skinned and decidedly blue-colored, with a high pip-to-pulp ratio. Its thick skin results in wines of profoundly deep color, and the pips add a high level of tannin.
It ripens late, which is advantageous in warmer climates like Bordeaux, France and California. In colder growing environments, Cabernet Sauvignon can easily fail to ripen properly. Unripe Cabernet Sauvignon shows a lot of the aromas similar to unripe Cabernet Franc, notably a green or herbaceous character. This may not be entirely surprising, as Cabernet Sauvignon’s parents are Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.
Cabernet Sauvignon’s flavors can vary from region to another. Cabernet Sauvignon produced in Bordeaux’s Margaux appellation varies considerably from one grown farther north in Pauillac, for example. The best Cabernet Sauvignon wines tend to have deep color, good structure and a full body. They are tannic in youth, especially when aged in oak, and often require a few years to soften before they become enjoyable to drink. Typical flavors may include black fruits like blackcurrant or blackberry, as well as fragrant cigar box, tobacco and coffee.