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Arbios Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Arbios Cellars produces only one wine - made from 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown on a mountain top vineyard in the Alexander Valley of Sonoma County. Arbios Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted in classic Bordeaux style to have moderate alcohol and good fruit character – a balance between Old World and New World wines. Although Bill has a successful track record crafting blended wines, he now prefers the additional challenges and artistry that go into making our wine from a single vineyard.

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Praxis Cellars:
Arbios Cellars/Praxis Cellars is a small Sonoma County family wine business. Bill Arbios makes the wine; his wife, Susan handles much of the rest. Bill enjoyed a successful career with many prominent wineries over the last 35 years, but he felt somewhat restricted working for large wineries and yearned for his own roots. With the creation of Arbios Cellars in 1993 and Praxis Cellars in 2000,... Read more
Arbios Cellars/Praxis Cellars is a small Sonoma County family wine business. Bill Arbios makes the wine; his wife, Susan handles much of the rest. Bill enjoyed a successful career with many prominent wineries over the last 35 years, but he felt somewhat restricted working for large wineries and yearned for his own roots. With the creation of Arbios Cellars in 1993 and Praxis Cellars in 2000, his dream of expressing his vision and creating something lasting was realized. Arbios Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is their flagship wine and the five Praxis wines are priced for more “every day” drinking. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Arbios Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,910
4.00 5
03/10/2010

This is minty and green on the nose with a vigorous leafy element that recalls carrot tops adding complexity to the oak inflected cedar and coffee notes on the nose. There’s a nice bed of fruit lurking underneath with crisp, candied red cherry tones. Broad on entry with very soft tannins and moderate acidity supporting fresh, chewy, almost grapy fruit. The mid-palate seems some nice spicy tones added to the red berry fruit that turns a bit more raspberry scented in the mouth and gains a nice minty edge. On the finish the very well managed tannins reveal themselves as they drive the lightly fruity final. All around a fairly typical Alexander Valley Cabernet that combine a rich, soft feel with red fruit and herbal elements. I would like to see a bit better focus on the mid-palate, but this is complete and enjoyable 89pts



Tasting Notes:

The 2005 Arbios Cabernet is deep garnet in color with rich purple overtones. Aromas of violets, raspberry and plum are accented by vanilla, cedar, spice and hazelnuts. Generous blackberry and sour cherry flavors fill the mouth, followed by hints of clove and vanilla. The wine is supple with a nice medium bodied structure, moderate tannins, balanced acidity and long finish.

Arbios Cellars produces only one wine - made from 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown on a mountain top vineyard in the Alexander Valley of Sonoma County. Arbios Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted in classic Bordeaux style to have moderate alcohol and good fruit character – a balance between Old World and New World wines. Although Bill has a successful track record crafting blended wines, he now prefers the additional challenges and artistry that go into making our wine from a single vineyard.

1800 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 24 months in French Oak.

Notes: 30% new oak barrels

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.6% pH: 3.6
Sugar: .02 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.4 grams per liter

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