2014 marks the second vintage of Wraith, the culmination of blending select barrels from Hundred Acre’s three single vineyard Cabernets – Kayli Morgan, Few & Far Between and Ark Vineyards. For the last eleven years, vintner Jayson Woodbridge tried to create a blend from select barrels from Kayli Morgan and Ark Vineyards but he didn’t like how they turned out. It wasn’t until the 2013 vintage with the additional Few & Far Between that he completed a blend he thought was truly exceptional. I had the opportunity to taste this new release last week and can easily say that it was the best wine showing in a great line-up of wines. It seems to take on the best characteristics of what each single vineyard provides.
100 Points, Wine Advocate
“Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Wraith opens with compelling crème de cassis, wild blueberries, anise, chocolate mint and black earth scents plus suggestions of candied violets, cinnamon stick, tar, cigar box and smoked meats. Full-bodied, rich, super firm and built like a brick house, the palate offers layer upon layer of very tightly wound, subtly nuanced flavors leading to a very long, very perfumed and minerally finish. If any Hundred Acre wine can live for 100 years, this is certainly a contender.” -Wine Advocate.