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Arbios Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2006

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

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

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Arbios Cellars / Praxis Cellars:
Arbios Cellars/Praxis Cellars is a small California family wine business. Bill Arbios makes the wine ( he has never done anything else professsionally) and Susan handles much of the rest. Arbios Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is our flagship wine while five Praxis wines are priced for more “everyday” drinking.

Editorial Reviews for Arbios Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 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


Member Reviews for Arbios Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

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0.00 5
Vintage: 2000 11/14/2008

This is a previous Gold Medal Wine Club Selection. The Alexander Valley Cabernet is Arbios Cellars’ flagship wine, and what a fabulous wine it is! Grapes for this wine come from a single vineyard at high elevation at the northern end of the valley. 90 Points,says Wine Enthusiast— “You’ll like this wine for its easy drinkability. The texture is soft and luscious, with rich, fine tannins. Flavors of black currants, mocha and sweet spices entice the palate. Shows complexity and finesse throughout.” The Beverage Tasting Institute chimed in with a Highly Recommended rating. The Wine Spectator touted Arbios Cellars as a “promising new name in California Cabernet Sauvignon,” describing the 2000 Arbios Cabernet as, “Graceful, with fine balance to the currant, cherry, and roasted herb nuances. Toasty oak, olive and modest tannins.” 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.


External Reviews for Arbios Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

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Vintage: 2001 03/02/2009

Green pepper, cinnamon, clover and raspberry on the nose. Ripe raspberries and nutmeg dominate in the flavor department, with a finish that reminds me of whiskey and eggnog... a smooth, sweet, spicy linger. This will delight any cab lover, especially you Napa fans who don't want to spend $100+ for a bottle!


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Vintage: 2001 03/02/2009

Such strong chocolate notes! This is hearty, succulent and savory. I enjoyed it for it's finish and lingering chocolate flavors.



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