(2013 Vintage) (WA97) The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Ark Vineyard is from a 15-acre parcel with 12.5 acres planted and the famous red soils of Howell Mountain with loads of gravel and pebbles. This wine was also aged 32 months in cask prior to being released. More chocolate and mulberry, as well as graphite, are present in this wine that has fabulous vibrancy, a full-bodied intensity, impressive levels of blackberry and cassis fruit, a touch of licorice and spice. It should drink well for 30-35 years.
International Wine CellarBright, full ruby. Enticing aromas of black raspberry, licorice and melted chocolate. Sweet, lush and superripe; in fact, this is downright massive, with an almost porty, lower-toned quality perked up by complex mineral and red licorice elements. Wonderfully fat, sweet wine with extravagant chocolate, mocha and nutty oak tones. Finishes with rich, broad tannins and a wave of chocolatey dark fruits. This is the first release from Jayson Woodbridge's home vineyard, which features nine separate bloc...