Hundred Acre Cabernet Sauvignon Few and Far Between 2008
VM94+: Full red. Aromas of strawberry, cherry, mocha, crushed rock and lead pencil, lifted by nuances of violet and licorice. Tighter and higher-pitched than the Ark and not currently showing as much silkiness of texture, with distinctly darker fruit flavors and musky minerality. Best today on the rising finish, which features lush, broad tannins and an utterly seamless texture. The least sweet and expressive of these 2008s today, but with outstanding cellaring potential.
WA98: The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Few and Far Between, from a 5-acre parcel on what Jayson Woodbridge calls the “upside” of the Eisele Vineyard, includes about 15% Cabernet Franc (making it the only non-100% Cabernet Sauvignon offering in this portfolio). It boasts a dense purple color along with abundant aromas of flowers, crushed rocks, sweet black currants and black cherries, burning embers, camphor and earth. Deep and full-bodied with great fruit, richness and concentration, it should drink well for 15 or more years.