Hundred Acre Wraith Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Hundred Acre Wraith Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 - Wraith is a trinity of Hundred Acre's three single vineyard wines. It is a selection of barrels set aside in the cellar from those waiting to be blended someday into the single vineyard wines from Kayli Morgan, ARK or Few and Far Between. All very different and incredibly unique. The Wraith shows all the beauty and personality of each individual vineyard and how they come together to develop even greater complexity. The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Wraith has a medium garnet-purple color and a hauntingly beautiful nose of kirsch, red roses, fragrant soil and menthol over a core of blueberry compote, raspberry pie and preserved plums plus faint glimpses of crushed rocks, lavender, tapenade and smoked meats. The palate is full-bodied, tightly knit and super intense with a solid structure of perfectly ripe, fine-grained tannins and tons of freshness, finishing very long and minerally. This is one of those very rare wines that so beautifully straddles the pinnacles of hedonic and the cerebral experiences, forever compelling you to take just one more sip. The Wraith cuv‚e was first added in 2013 and is a cellar selection blend from the three estate vineyards, the Ark, Few and Far Between, and Kayli Morgan. As with the other releases here, it's 100% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in new French oak. The beautiful 2015 is one of the spicier, more complex releases in the lineup. Loads of cassis, kirsch liqueur, toast, bouquet garni (rosemary/thyme), licorice, iron, and dried flower notes all emerge from the glass, and it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a seamless texture that just about could not be better, flawless balance, and a great, great finish.