Hundred Acre Cabernet Sauvignon Kayli Morgan Vineyard

2000 Hundred Acre Cabernet Sauvignon Kayli Morgan Vineyard & 2003 Ethan Syrah

Fourteen years ago my boyfriend (now husband) and I were invited to a dinner being hosted by a woman I knew from work and her husband.   I was the webmaster at LAWeekly at the time and she was (and still is) a fabulous writer.   I didn’t know what kind of wine they liked to drink, so I simply asked if we should bring “white or red?”.  “Red” was the answer and so brought one of our favorite red wines, a Vieux Telegraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape.   Over that wine (and many more that evening), we realized that we all shared a deep love of wine.   Even after our friends decided to move to the Caribbean we still managed to get together to share wine.  Even if it has been a while, we just pick up right where we left off.  This year marked their 19th wedding anniversary, clearly a good excuse for me to pull some special wine from the cellar to celebrate.  So, we headed to Root 246 for dinner and brought along a 2000 Hundred Acre Kayli Morgan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (beautifully integrated flavors of black cherry, cassis, mocha, hints of anise – and a long finish) and a 2003 Ethan Syrah (fewer than 300 cases of this wine were made, this was bottle number 1571 –  beautifully smooth on the palate, heavy with condensed blackberry, cassis and white pepper flavors with a satisfying, long finish).   What a pleasure to share great wines with old friends – and catch up while eating delectable farm to table style food from Root 246!  Life really *is* good!

Many thanks to Bobby Delmeyer of Root 246 for taking such good care of us!