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    Hundred Acre Kayli Morgan Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley, California

    Ratings

    • RP97
    • ST96
    Price: $289.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 97 The Wine Advocate, 96 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Boutique Wines, Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 124349

    Winemaker's Notes:

    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.

    The Kayli Morgan Vineyard is located just north of Saint Helena, California at the base of Howell Mountain. The soils are a chocolaty clay; holding moisture to keep the vines cool. As summer progresses, the ground forms micro-cracks, allowing the roots to seek water deeper and deeper into the earth; as they do, they pick up minerals that give Kayli Morgan its distinctive characteristics. Kayli Morgan is a single estate vineyard and 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Kayli Morgan (only 25% of the normal production or 250 cases were made) offers a remarkable suppleness and velvety character to the tannins. Despite being 100% Cabernet Sauvignon you would almost swear this was a Merlot-based wine from one of the finest vineyards in Pomerol given its lusciousness and appeal. This spectacular 2010 possesses abundant creamy creme de cassis notes intermixed with notions of mulberries and spicy oak and a broad, expansive, savory appeal with decent acidity as well as ripe tannin. As in nearly every vintage, this 2010 can be drunk early yet has the uncanny intensity and overall harmony to age effortlessly. We still don’t know how long this wine will last since the first vintage was only in 2000, which was not one of Napa's greatest years. The 2010 should hold up for at least 20-30 years.

    97 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Bright ruby-red. Aromas of black raspberry, licorice, graphite and flowers are complicated by exotic spices. Densely packed and remarkably deep, with the velvety black fruit and mineral flavors gaining red cherry and floral qualities as the wine opened in the mouth. At once thick and penetrating, showing more obvious tannins today than the Ark but finishing with outstanding echoing persistence and energy.
    Rating: 96(+?)

    96 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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