hundred acre, the ark vineyard, napa valley 2007

hundred acre, the ark vineyard, napa valley 2007
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
100
JEB DUNNUCK
100

Critics' Scores

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    100
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    A perfect wine, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Ark Vineyard (1,300 - 1,400 cases) from Howell Mountain is one of the great efforts from this high elevation terroir. It offers notes of burning embers, black raspberries, blueberries and flowers, a full-bodied opulence, wonderful intensity, but the wine is not weighty or overripe. Fleshy and voluptuous with terrific floral notes.

  • JEB DUNNUCK
    100
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon doesn’t get any more sexy and opulent than the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Ark Vineyard, which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in new French oak. A massive, opulent wine by any measure, it reveals a deep purple color as well as an insane bouquet of blueberries, cassis, white truffle, forest floor, and Asian spices. These all carry to a perfectly balanced wine that has the extroverted character of the 2007 vintage yet stays perfectly balanced, has a pure, layered, multi-dimensional texture, sweet tannins, and a finish that just won’t quit. This Napa Valley masterpiece is drinking brilliant now at age 12 and will unquestionably keep for another two decades or more.

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