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Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 1997

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90 points Robert Parker: The outstanding 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon (a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 5% Petit-Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc) was aged for 23 months in predominantly French oak, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. A classic Cabernet, it is medium to full-bodied and harmonious, with copious quantities of black currants, black cherries, licorice, and sous-bois (underbrush). Pure, fleshy, and multilayered, this moderately tannic, accessible effort will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring; it should age for 15-16 years. (Dec 2000)

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Arrowood Vineyards & Winery:
The winemaking philosophy at Arrowood is simple: Produce classic varietal wines using grapes exclusively from Sonoma County's diverse viticultural areas such as Russian River Valley, Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys or Sonoma-Carneros. This approach has not changed since the winery was founded in 1986 by Richard Arrowood and his wife and partner, Alis Demers Arrowood. Richard has been making wi... Read more
The winemaking philosophy at Arrowood is simple: Produce classic varietal wines using grapes exclusively from Sonoma County's diverse viticultural areas such as Russian River Valley, Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys or Sonoma-Carneros. This approach has not changed since the winery was founded in 1986 by Richard Arrowood and his wife and partner, Alis Demers Arrowood. Richard has been making wine for more than four decades. Before founding Arrowood, he was winemaker and the first employee at Chateau St. Jean. There he produced the winery's first releases: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and a wine that may have very well put Chateau St. Jean on the map - a Select Late Harvest Riesling. Arrowood Winery opened while Richard was still the winemaker at Chateau St. Jean, and for the first three years Alis ran the winery while Richard fulfilled his obligations at Chateau St. Jean. She dragged hoses in the cellar, topped barrels and ran the bottling line. She spent weekends entertaining, giving tours and hosting wine tastings. The first Arrowood wines were released in 1988. Read less

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Snooth User: Jim Slemaker
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02/05/2008

I always enjoy the arrowood reserve Cabs. very consistent year to year.


External Reviews for Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/28/2010

Lots of rich, complex flavors--layers of currant, vanilla, mocha, blackberry and cedar. Despite its concentration and depth, it shows elegance and grace on the finish. Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1997 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Speciale 750ml


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Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

Master vintner Dick Arrowood has crafted a sensational wine from a sensational vintage. A blend from throughout the county, it shows his discernment in the overall balance, harmony and charm. Black currants, chocolate, green olives, sweet sage and



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90 points Robert Parker: The outstanding 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon (a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 5% Petit-Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc) was aged for 23 months in predominantly French oak, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. A classic Cabernet, it is medium to full-bodied and harmonious, with copious quantities of black currants, black cherries, licorice, and sous-bois (underbrush). Pure, fleshy, and multilayered, this moderately tannic, accessible effort will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring; it should age for 15-16 years. (Dec 2000)

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic


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