Hundred Acre Kayli Morgan Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
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... View More
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.
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.
Firm, intense and vibrant, with a rich, dense core of dried currant and dark berry, showing touches of mocha and espresso. Ends with rich, chewy tannins that give the flavors traction, revealing a burst of red candy. Best from 2014 through 2026. 600 cases made.