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 Vintage2008 Label 1 of 2 
TypeRed
ProducerFortunate Son
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionNapa Valley
AppellationNapa Valley

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2014 and 2023 (based on 4 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Hundred Acre Cabernet Sauvignon Fortunate Son on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 94.4 pts. and median of 94 pts. in 31 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Uglypinga on 12/13/2014 & rated 93 points: Dusty fruit. A little chocolate. The palate is full and mouth coating with beef, baking spices and solid tannins. Delicious but young. (748 views)
 Tasted by tcosgriff on 10/15/2014 & rated 95 points: Deep purple color with a bouquet and flavor of sweet oak and fruit, although not cassis. Very good balance with a silky feel in the mouth, despite being a big wine. Considerable finesse with a nice finish. This is a keeper. You will look a long time to find a Bordeaux of this quality, and will pay dearly for it. (630 views)
 Tasted by bmartz1 on 9/19/2014 & rated 93 points: If you like fruit and lush mouthfeel, this is right up your alley. I normally like a bit more tannin and oak, but this still hits the spot. Luxurious wine that punches above its price point. (910 views)
 Tasted by cellarpalate on 8/22/2014 & rated 94 points: A fantastic wine. PnP over a couple of hours. Opens up to deep, rich fruits, dark chocolate, smooth as silk, lasting finish. A shame the price has gone to $200 because this was incredible in the $80 range. (936 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 3/8/2014 & rated 92 points: This was big, in your face hedonistic cab. A bit syrupy but surely a fun wine to drink. Has a ton of time left on it. (1669 views)
 Tasted by sjdcellar on 2/14/2014 & rated 95 points: absolutely seamless - had with a big steak and it was the perfect offset. calm tannin, no edges, a bit of mocha and mint on the nose. excellent! (1133 views)
 Tasted by JimN on 1/13/2014 & rated 93 points: Right up there with other Hundred Acre Cabs, at a much lower price point. Rich and silky with distinct mocha on the nose. Needs a good decant. At least a decade ahead of it, but drinking nicely now. (978 views)
 Tasted by PSUSteve on 1/13/2014: Decanted for around an hour. I think it could have used more. My initial reaction was wow is this thick and dense. Dark fruit hits you. 91-92 on this night but with much more potential with age and/or air. (1152 views)
 Tasted by Dvsdude on 12/24/2013 & rated 95 points: Beautiful, restrained Cab featuring blue and black fruit with a hint of menthol on the nose, dark fruits on the palate. Well integrated silky tannins with a long finish. I felt very fortunate to drink my first ever Fortunate Son! (933 views)
 Tasted by marlons34 on 12/14/2013 & rated 95 points: Wonderful nose, silky smooth, yet super complex. Long wonderful finish.........WOW! (655 views)
 Tasted by timdrex on 3/25/2013 & rated 95 points: Superb. Still a little young. Excellent structure that should hold up for another decade. (1913 views)
 Tasted by cellarpalate on 3/20/2013 & rated 93 points: Excellent. Wonderful dark fruits, complexity, balance, and finish. Young but still excellent. (1524 views)
 Tasted by CK6865 on 3/9/2013 & rated 93 points: popped and poured drank along side hundred acre 2005 arc ,nice wine but not near as good as the hundred acre overall nice wine with a decent finish (1573 views)
 Tasted by elamasters on 3/8/2013 & rated 93 points: This was really good. The nose is full of black cherry and marzipan. Very fresh and lively on the palate with lots of black cherry. Velvety texture with a long finish. (1485 views)
 Tasted by WVWine on 3/3/2013 & rated 96 points: Awesome wine. Big smells and tastes. Juicy raspberry upon opening. Evolved into leather, licorice, and spice box smells over two hours. Long finish. Went perfect with a simple grilled filet. (876 views)
 Tasted by CK6865 on 2/19/2013 & rated 96 points: Decanted for 3 hours , nice pour and nose , just a great complex wine ,with lots of dark fruit and a nice finish ,glad I bought a case of this. (1148 views)
 Tasted by JJB007 on 1/7/2013 & rated 96 points: i decided to order another bottle before i go for a case (1381 views)
 Tasted by rdelf on 12/24/2012 & rated 97 points: Will only improve with time, wonderfully complex napa cab. (1181 views)
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