Hundred Acre is not classified under the Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés, as it is a California-based winery located in Napa Valley. For comparison, Grands Crus Classés includes such legendary names as Château Margaux, Château Latour, and Château Lafite Rothschild.
- Vintages with 100-point scores: 2002, 2013, 2015
- Most popular for their single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons
- Highest achievement: Sourcing grapes from some of Napa Valley’s most prestigious vineyards
Provenance & Masters Behind the Bottle
Hundred Acre is founded and owned by Jayson Woodbridge, a self-made visionary in the wine world. Woodbridge is also known for his other labels, Layer Cake and Cherry Pie. The winemaker, Philippe Melka, is highly revered for his work in Bordeaux and Napa, and contributes significantly to the winery’s reputation. Neither is a stranger to setting high benchmarks in the wine industry.
Vineyard & Craftsmanship
What sets Hundred Acre apart is its commitment to single-vineyard wines, ensuring traceability and individual character. Their meticulous vineyard practices involve micro-managing individual vines. Only two grape varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, are grown. This narrow focus allows for an unwavering attention to detail, leading to wines of unparalleled complexity and depth. Given the limited production, each bottle becomes a rare treasure for collectors and enthusiasts alike.
Aging & Investment Value
Hundred Acre wines have consistently shown impressive aging potential, often peaking 15 to 20 years from the vintage. As they age, the complexity of flavors and aromas intensify, making them highly sought-after investment wines. Prices have shown a steady increase year-over-year, reflecting both the wine's intrinsic quality and the brand's escalating prestige.