2012 Hundred Acre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon The Ark Vineyard Hundred Acre Vineyard, Napa Valley, California, USA
|Producer||Hundred Acre Vineyard|
|Grape Variety||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Packaging||Original Wood Case|
|Duty Status||In Bond|
|Provenance||Purchased by Liquid Assets on release from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility|
100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (August 2015)
A perfect wine is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Ark Vineyard from Woodbridge’s property on Howell Mountain. This is an amazingly deep, rich, blueberry, blackberry and mulberry scented and flavored wine with skyscraper-like texture, remarkable intensity, again great, great purity, and the new oak completely concealed by the lavish and extravagant amounts of fruit. One hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon, as are all these wines, the Ark Vineyard is certainly another blockbuster wine with no hard edges that comes across like a flawlessly constructed dress from an haute couture house in Paris.
It should drink well for 25-30 years as well.
100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate (December 2018)
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Ark Vineyard sports a deep garnet color and rocks up with a ready-to-party nose of blackcurrant cordial, blueberry pie and freshly baked plums. And yet it also possesses a seriously savory undercurrent of tapenade, chargrill, rosemary roasted lamb and fried Indian spices plus a waft of fragrant earth. The full-bodied palate has a evocative earthiness interlacing the opulent black fruit preserves with firm, velvety shoulders to support all that generous fruit flesh along with seamless freshness, finishing very long and savory.