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Arrowood Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

Notes on the Ridge Monte Bello Vineyard Chardonnay 2004 : RIDGE MONTE BELLO VINEYARD CHARDONNAY 2004

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

Editorial Reviews for Arrowood Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,191
3.50 5
03/22/2013

This has a lovely nose that shows some early maturity with sweet, tobacco accents over a base of gentle black spice and smoke-tinged blackcurrant fruit. Bright acidity on entry leads to a rather gentle mid-palate that shows off very clear blackberry and red currant fruit formed with suggestions of wild herbs. This is a touch simple, yet remains clear and bright in the mouth. 88 points


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Snooth User: vardaman
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4.50 5
06/03/2008

crushed rocks


Snooth User: SDWineLover13
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3.00 5
01/30/2008

This was a good cab. We definitely wouldn't turn it down, but it wasn't outstanding or great. It's a good random Tuesday night wine. Dark berry flavors, chocolate dust...but not a sweet or bittersweet chocolate. More of a raw baking chocolate.


External Reviews for Arrowood Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A wine of great balance, finesse and grace. Well-focused, the ripe, tart, rich blackberry and currant fruit is intense yet elegant, picking up earthy, mineral and sage notes, and finishing with fine, well-integrated tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Young and tight, with tart currant and wild berry flavors. Takes time to unfold, but the depth and concentration become evident on the finish where the flavors linger. Give this time; best after 2001. A blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 9% Petite Verdot, and 3% Cabernet Franc.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Ripe and compact, with rich black cherry, plum, chocolate and cedar notes, focused and long on the finish. Has tannin to lose. Best from 2002 through 2009.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The 2000 Monte Bello Proprietary Red (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc) is a surprisingly forward example of a Ridge Monte Bello. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by sweet toasty oak along with creme de cassis, licorice, and resin-like aromas. Medium to full-bodied, nicely textured, and elegant with soft tannin as well as a forward style (surprising in view of winemaker Paul Draper's typical style), I would not be surprised to see it firm up considerably in the bottle, and last for 12-13 years. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2016.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Saturated ruby color. Brooding aromas of cassis, bitter chocolate, peat and cigar box. huge, sweet and mouthfilling but as unevolved as a barrel sample. Impressively intense cassis and blueberry flavors boast great verve. Thoroughly suave tannins coat the palate with a fine layer of dust. Juicy and extremely long. An infant that should prove to be very long-lived; likely to merit a score in the mid-90s.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Dark, young and tight. It's firmly tannic, but enough black cherry, currant and smoky oak flavors balance it out. Finishes with intensity and concentration, the woodiness dominating at this young stage. This is one California red that's best to cellar into 2000 to soften it.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Deep and saturated ruby-purple hue. Moderately full-bodied. Balanced acidity. Moderately extracted. Mildly oaked. Moderately tannic. Cassis, minerals, toast. Very aromatic, with a firm, minerally backbone to the fruit-forward flavors. Oak seems to play a minor supporting role. Firm, elegant, and exceptionally well balanced, with a crisp finish. A style that blossoms with age.


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