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Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County Réserve Spéciale 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

Every few years, when nature cooperates, we are able to produce a Réserve Spéciale Cabernet Sauvignon. It is our signature wine composed of the best barrels from the best sites in Sonoma County. Lush, layered and complex it captures the fingerprint of the variety, the attributes of the vintage and the character of the terroir.

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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

Member Reviews for Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County Réserve Spéciale

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Snooth User: jdepetrillo
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4.00 5
09/16/2009

Amazing cab with depth. Inky with notes of cherry, currant, vanilla. Dark mouthfeel with huge tannins, blackcherry, pepper. 94pts



Tasting Notes:

This is a broad, generous Cabernet with incredible depth and complexity. The color is dark from center to rim. The bouquet is highly aromatic with notes of cassis, currants, vanilla and toast. The extended oak aging tamed the tannins and added rich, textural notes to the wine. Thick, round and mouth filling, it is a wine that combines power and grace.

Every few years, when nature cooperates, we are able to produce a Réserve Spéciale Cabernet Sauvignon. It is our signature wine composed of the best barrels from the best sites in Sonoma County. Lush, layered and complex it captures the fingerprint of the variety, the attributes of the vintage and the character of the terroir.

2076 cases produced.

Aged 24 months in American Oak.

Aged 6 months in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 15.5% pH: 3.8
Total Acidity: 5.7 grams per liter

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