Hundred Acre Kayli Morgan Cabernet 2009
The Kayli Morgan Vineyard is located just north of Saint Helena, California at the base of Howell Mountain. The soils are a chocolaty clay; holding moisture to keep the vines cool. As summer progresses, the ground forms micro-cracks, allowing the roots to seek water deeper and deeper into the earth; as they do, they pick up minerals that give Kayli Morgan its distinctive characteristics. Kayli Morgan is a single estate vineyard and 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
"Hints of sweet cherries, forest floor, underbrush, blackberries and cassis emerge from this primary 2009, which is loaded with unresolved tannin. Still an infant in terms of development, it appears to be an impressive wine, although not at the level of the magnificent 2007, 2006, 2005, etc. Nevertheless, it is a full, rich, complete wine from Jason Woodbridge's magical Hundred Acre Vineyard. The 2009 should be drinkable upon release, but keep for two decades.Range: 94-96"
96 PointsThe Wine Advocate
"Pure and understated, with a charming mix of elegant ripe black cherry and plum, subtle fresh earth, tobacco and cedar, ending with fleshy, fine-grained tannins. Less opulent than prior vintages. Drink now through 2024."
91 PointsWine Spectator