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2008 Hundred Acre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon The Ark Vineyard Hundred Acre Vineyard, Napa Valley, California, USA

In Bond case price:
£600.00
Country USA
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Producer Hundred Acre Vineyard
Vintage 2008
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV 15.5%
Format 1x150cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets at auction in the US, where it was consigned by the original owner who purchased it directly from the winery; directly imported into the UK by Liquid Assets; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Availability 1 case

94 Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate (December 2011)

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Ark Vineyard, from a vineyard at the base of Howell Mountain, is deep, sensual and powerful. It shows terrific richness in its dark cherries, plums, mocha, licorice and tobacco. This is a totally gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon loaded with character.

Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028.

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93 Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (May 2018)

Saturated dark red. Almost port-like ripeness to the aromas of currant, tobacco, plum jam, mocha and spices, plus a hint of caramelized steak; more red than black in its fruit character. Like liquid silk in the mouth, conveying an almost exotic liqueur-like sweetness plus a truffley hint to the flavors of dried berries, toffee and spices.

Amazingly rich yet with good mineral lift to buffer its sweetness. A wonderfully smooth wine with a broad, long finish featuring substantial dusty tannins that saturate the front teeth.

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Vintage Format Packaging Price Status
2012 6x75cl OWC £1,975.00 In Bond View