Hundred Acre Vineyard

Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.527 ratings
9.59 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.6

I have had this wine many times and never ever failed - just a brilliant bottle of wine - everything is in this bottle - joy laughter amazing times friendship perspectives and to boot this time I think it has a candy like initial taste - finish was quicker than I remember but omg this is delicious- my bud @David L never cease to amaze me - what a selection

I have had this wine many times and never ever failed - just a brilliant bottle of wine - everything is in this bottle - joy laughter amazing times friendship perspectives and to boot this time I think it has a candy like initial taste - finish was quicker than I remember but omg this is delicious- my bud @David L never cease to amaze me - what a selection

Dec 22nd, 2018
Shay A
9.7

Part 1 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

To me, these wines epitomize hedonistic, plush and silky Napa Cabernet. Milk chocolate dipped black cherries, blueberry pie and nutmeg topped mocha on the nose. Rich and exuberant on the palate with a finish wrapped in bacon fat and cherries jubilee. Wonderful wine,
@Mike R !

Part 1 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

To me, these wines epitomize hedonistic, plush and silky Napa Cabernet. Milk chocolate dipped black cherries, blueberry pie and nutmeg topped mocha on the nose. Rich and exuberant on the palate with a finish wrapped in bacon fat and cherries jubilee. Wonderful wine,
@Mike R !

Nov 13th, 2018
Kevin Ortzman

Pomegranate jam

Pomegranate jam

Aug 1st, 2016
Clement Cariot

Sommelier Bleu Provence

9.2

2008

2008

May 10th, 2014
Tom Garland

Friday...time for a break from the war on the coronavirus...and time for a WINE WAR! Both bottles have practiced years of social distancing in the cellar...there is no vaccine to stop this wine war either

2008 Hundred Acre...a true Napa modern style of rich tannins, liberally oaked, and picked late and ripe at 15.5% alcohol.

2008 Dominus..more old world style with firmer tannins, prominent acidity, more earthy and herbaceous...not as approachable young..at 14.1% alcohol.

Let the decanting begin...check back later tonight for the winner!

We have a winner! 9.4 for the Hundred Acre and a 9.3 for the Dominus....though if compared again in a few years, I believe the Dominus will be on top.....it just needs a few more years to fully come together.

Hundred Acre..dark ruby red color. Nose: sweet cherries, spice box, graphite, plum all jump from the glass. Taste: ripe cherries, espresso, cinnamon, plum..with a nice long finish and no reason it could not go for 10 more years.

Dominus..deep dark garnet color. The nose is a bit muted but the palate is singing. Nose: cherry, charcoal, floral, creme brulee. Taste: A creamy smooth mouthfeel of black fruit, chocolate, licorice with nice round tannins. Not over the top, drinking well, but a wine I believe will be even better in a few years.

Friday...time for a break from the war on the coronavirus...and time for a WINE WAR! Both bottles have practiced years of social distancing in the cellar...there is no vaccine to stop this wine war either

2008 Hundred Acre...a true Napa modern style of rich tannins, liberally oaked, and picked late and ripe at 15.5% alcohol.

2008 Dominus..more old world style with firmer tannins, prominent acidity, more earthy and herbaceous...not as approachable young..at 14.1% alcohol.

Let the decanting begin...check back later tonight for the winner!

We have a winner! 9.4 for the Hundred Acre and a 9.3 for the Dominus....though if compared again in a few years, I believe the Dominus will be on top.....it just needs a few more years to fully come together.

Hundred Acre..dark ruby red color. Nose: sweet cherries, spice box, graphite, plum all jump from the glass. Taste: ripe cherries, espresso, cinnamon, plum..with a nice long finish and no reason it could not go for 10 more years.

Dominus..deep dark garnet color. The nose is a bit muted but the palate is singing. Nose: cherry, charcoal, floral, creme brulee. Taste: A creamy smooth mouthfeel of black fruit, chocolate, licorice with nice round tannins. Not over the top, drinking well, but a wine I believe will be even better in a few years.

Mar 20th, 2020
Tom Garland

Decant 1 hour(only some fine tannins). A pondering dark Ruby/red color. On the nose: smokey, sweet cherries, spice box, some cassis..all jumping out of the glass! Taste: ripe cherries/plum, raspberry, espresso, spice, cinnamon..tannins and alcohol nicely integrated...good long finish. Drinking well now, but could go another 10 years.

Decant 1 hour(only some fine tannins). A pondering dark Ruby/red color. On the nose: smokey, sweet cherries, spice box, some cassis..all jumping out of the glass! Taste: ripe cherries/plum, raspberry, espresso, spice, cinnamon..tannins and alcohol nicely integrated...good long finish. Drinking well now, but could go another 10 years.

Mar 23rd, 2019
Edmond Bordelon

While everyone talks about the Kayli Morgan Hundred Acre, I am still a fan of the Ark Vineyard. Haven't opened a bottle in over a year, and with the girls all in for Christmas, it was certainly the thing to do! After 1 1/2 hour decant, it was ready for first pass. Earth on the nose and then beautiful balance of fruit, tanin and a bit of oak. Think this one is ready now. No need to wait until next Christmas. Thanks Jayson Woodbridge for your 'inappropriate ' marketing letters!

While everyone talks about the Kayli Morgan Hundred Acre, I am still a fan of the Ark Vineyard. Haven't opened a bottle in over a year, and with the girls all in for Christmas, it was certainly the thing to do! After 1 1/2 hour decant, it was ready for first pass. Earth on the nose and then beautiful balance of fruit, tanin and a bit of oak. Think this one is ready now. No need to wait until next Christmas. Thanks Jayson Woodbridge for your 'inappropriate ' marketing letters!

Dec 24th, 2016
ADAM STROMFELD

Yes, yes, yes!!! Big jammy nose soft elegant ripe cherries on top of creamy melted milk chocolate an absolute beauty👍🍷

Yes, yes, yes!!! Big jammy nose soft elegant ripe cherries on top of creamy melted milk chocolate an absolute beauty👍🍷

Jul 29th, 2016
PS Michaels

Profound. Not simply a Cali fruit bomb. Big to be sure. But well integrated oak and subtle tannins. Bravo!

Profound. Not simply a Cali fruit bomb. Big to be sure. But well integrated oak and subtle tannins. Bravo!

Jan 23rd, 2016
DAG
8.7

Not my favorite of the night. Lots of leather, smoke and phenolic aromatic with an absence of ripe fruit.

Not my favorite of the night. Lots of leather, smoke and phenolic aromatic with an absence of ripe fruit.

Mar 29th, 2015