The 2018 Hundred Acre Few and Far Between Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is a superb red wine with a limited production. It showcases the remarkable quality of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in this renowned region. The wine offers an enticing bouquet of dark fruits, including blackberries and black currants, complemented by hints of cedar and tobacco. On the palate, it displays a rich and velvety texture, with layers of flavors that include ripe black fruits, chocolate, and subtle spice notes. The tannins are well-integrated, providing structure and elegance to the wine, which culminates in a long and satisfying finish.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Few And Far Between Vineyard is pure magic and tops out my scale. From a site near Eisele Vineyard, it has a complex bouquet of red, blue, and black fruits as well as new leather, freshly sharpened pencils, bouquet garni, and assorted spices. Deep, full-bodied, ripe, and sexy, it shows the structured, pure, precise style of the 2018 vintage while bringing classic Hundred Acre depth, richness, and length. Drink this sensational beauty over the coming 20-25 years.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Few and Far Between, from a small (less than five acres in size) vineyard just upslope from the Eisele Vineyard, delivers more cherries and redder fruit than either Kayli Morgan or Ark, and the oak is less obvious on the nose. There's still plenty of that cigar box character on the full-bodied palate, where the wine is luscious, demonstrative and creamy-velvety in texture, with a long finish. It's the only one of proprietor Jayson Woodbridge's single vineyards to include anything besides Cabernet Sauvignon, in this case, 8-10% Cabernet Franc.