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Arrowood Merlot Sonoma County 1994

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90 points Robert Parker: The 1994 Merlot's saturated, inky black color is followed by a sweet, jammy nose of black fruits, licorice, vanilla, and smoke. Full-bodied, with a voluptuous palate, as well as a layered texture, this low acid, plump, fleshy Merlot should drink well for a decade after its release next year. Yummy! Everything Dick Arrowood and winemaker Michel Berthoud produce these days merits significant attention. (Dec 1996)

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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: SonomaCorkDork
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4.00 5
08/25/2011

Just tasted this wine on 8.23 and was really surprised how well it has held up. The nose was packed full of green peppercorn, black cherry, cinnamon, clove, maple, nutmeg and espresso.


Snooth User: jsraustin
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4.00 5
01/17/2011

Four glasses



90 points Robert Parker: The 1994 Merlot's saturated, inky black color is followed by a sweet, jammy nose of black fruits, licorice, vanilla, and smoke. Full-bodied, with a voluptuous palate, as well as a layered texture, this low acid, plump, fleshy Merlot should drink well for a decade after its release next year. Yummy! Everything Dick Arrowood and winemaker Michel Berthoud produce these days merits significant attention. (Dec 1996)

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