After a few years without producing Fortunate Son, Hundred Acre’s vintner, Jayson Woodbridge, has finally released this sought-after sister wine label. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon comes from small, family vineyards, (in some cases for 3-4 generations) that are farmed with great care and attention. Made in very small amounts and combined from blocks of vineyards where they make a perfect combination of power, complexity and layers that give the wine incredible character and elegance. In his classic way of describing his Hundred Acre offerings, he explains that this newly released 2018 “is dark and brooding, a wine of elegance, ¬fine and structured tannins, and basically the wine-equivalent of a Wagner piece on a stormy night after unexpectedly making an enormous sum of money. In other words, it is f-ing pure magic with rock bloody solid complexity on a very high level.” Spoken in true Jayson Woodbridge fashion. Like with his other Fortunate Son wines, this Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 24-30 months in French oak barrique. The stave wood is hand-selected for ultra-tight grain, then air dried for three years before being made into barrels. “Deep garnet-purple in color, it bursts with flamboyant notes of redcurrant preserves, cassis, dark chocolate, violets and red roses, plus fragrant hints of Indian spices and camphor, with a suggestion of iron ore. The medium to full-bodied palate is fabulously velvety, delivering beautiful freshness and loads of spicy layers, finishing very long.” –Robert Parker Wine Advocate.