Fortunate Son wines are an ongoing side project for Jayson Woodbridge of Hundred Acre; produced partially from fruit from the Hundred Acre Vineyards complemented by family vineyards from the Napa that Jayson farms and purchases grapes from per acre. From the 2021 vintage, Fortunate Son has its own dedicated Winery in St Helena located in the newly restored, historic David Fulton Ranch.
Fortunate Son ‘The Diplomat’ 2019
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. 94 points – Jeb Dunnock