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Hundred Acre Fortunate Son Proprietary Red The Diplomat Napa Valley 2019  - First Bottle


95 James Suckling -
"A full and layered red with lots of plums and chocolate with dark chocolate and crushed stones. Full and layered. From old dry-farmed, head-pruned merlot and cabernet sauvignon vines, all Calistoga. From the owner of Napa’s Hundred Acre winery. Drink or hold."
94 Jeb Dunnuck -
The Merlot-dominated 2019 The Diplomat comes from a handful of sites and would give a great Pomerol a run for its money with its darker red and black fruits, smoky herbs, and earthy goodness on the nose. These carry to a full-bodied, rounded, opulent 2019 with sweet, building tannins and a great finish. Give it a few years.
94 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate -
Riper and substantially more expressive than the 2018, Fortunate Son's 2019 Red Wine The Diplomat is a plush, luscious wine, laden with black cherries, mocha and loam notes. It's full-bodied, rich, velvety and supple, with a lingering finish. Like the previous vintage, it's mainly Cabernet Sauvignon, with a fair whack of Merlot.

Technical Details

  • BlendMerlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Sirah
  • WinemakerJayson Woodbridge
  • CountryUS
  • RegionCalifornia
  • AppellationNapa Valley
  • OakFrench oak
  • Alcohol15.5%

Hundred Acre Fortunate Son Proprietary Red The Diplomat Napa Valley 2019

Red Blends  |  US
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Hundred Acre has become a California legend – making big, extracted, and powerfully complex limited-production wines from sites throughout the Napa Valley. Their newest project, Fortunate Son is made in the same style – with the same meticulous farming and winemaking techniques that brought Hundred Acre to prominence.

Jayson Woodbridge is a force of nature. A former investment banker turned vintner, turned global winemaking phenom – love him or hate him...he’ll power ever onward just the same. Layer Cake, Cherry Pie, Hundred Acre – he’s a builder and someone who knows wine on both a micro and macro level. For Fortunate Son, Jayson acquired the long-standing David Fulton vineyard in the very heart of Saint Helena. Planted by David Fulton in 1860 – it was Napa’s longest continuously owned family vineyard, passed down over four generations up until six or seven years ago when Fulton Mather sold the property. Some of Napa’s oldest living vines are found here, on the St. Helena benchland, close to a bend in the Napa River.

For now, at least, the Fortunate Son project relies on some selected parcels of purchased fruit, from top secret sources built over the years by Jayson and his Hundred Acre team. We’re thrilled to have scored some of these early releases – from the absolutely stunning 2019 vintage – that have already made a distinct impression on major critics. 98 POINTS for The Warrior – a single vineyard cabernet sauvignon from St. Helena. Get yours while you can, and you can thank us later!

About the Producer

Proprietor and former investment banker Jayson Woodbridge bought the 3.6 hectare (9 acre) Kayli Morgan vineyard in Howel Mountain in the late 1900's, naming it for the Hundred Acre Wood from Winnie-the-Pooh. The portfolio then included the ark vineyard on Glass mountain and the Few and Far between cuvee from the historic Eisele Vineyard. The vineyards are managed so carefully that vines are pruned to one grape cluster per vine and at the winery, grapes are sorted berry by berry. Hundred Acres also makes the ancient way Shiraz from the Barossa Valley in Australia. Jayson Woodbridge also owns Layer Cake, a collection of wines from around the world at more everyday prices, also including Cherry Pie and Cherry Tart wines.