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Arrowood Riesling Alexander Valley Select Late Harvest 2005

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Our 2005 Late Harvest is very Germanic. The nose is extremely perfumed and loaded with honeysuckle, peaches and apricots. On the palate it is clean, rich and packed with fruit. The great structure keeps this Riesling from being cloying. On the palate the wine is rich, viscous, and lively. The finish is long, silky and incredibly complex. The grapes for our 2005 Late Harvest White Riesling came from Hoot Owl Creek in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley. This is a temperate site with cold nights, overcast or foggy mornings and warm afternoons. In 2005 the conditions were perfect for the development of Botrytis allowing us to produce a small quantity of this special bottling. Harvest took place on November 1st. After pressing the grapes, we fermented the juice in 100% stainless steel tanks to preserve the character of the fruit. The wine was not allowed to go through malolactic fermentation to retain the natural bouquet of the variety and firm structure needed to support the residual sugar.

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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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Member Reviews for Arrowood Riesling Alexander Valley Select Late Harvest

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Snooth User: calibay
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1.00 5
08/29/2011

One glass


Snooth User: ptam
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 04/18/2010

A very nice dessert wine. The sweetness is very balanced.


Snooth User: derekhanlan
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Vintage: 2004 05/20/2010

Five glasses


External Reviews for Arrowood Riesling Alexander Valley Select Late Harvest

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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

Arrowood Riesling Late Harvest Hoot Owl Vineyard 2005 and all other premium wine from Arrowood available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
Vintage: 2004 04/30/2010

Arrowood Riesling Late Harvest Alexander Valley 2004 and all other premium wine from Arrowood available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.



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Our 2005 Late Harvest is very Germanic. The nose is extremely perfumed and loaded with honeysuckle, peaches and apricots. On the palate it is clean, rich and packed with fruit. The great structure keeps this Riesling from being cloying. On the palate the wine is rich, viscous, and lively. The finish is long, silky and incredibly complex. The grapes for our 2005 Late Harvest White Riesling came from Hoot Owl Creek in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley. This is a temperate site with cold nights, overcast or foggy mornings and warm afternoons. In 2005 the conditions were perfect for the development of Botrytis allowing us to produce a small quantity of this special bottling. Harvest took place on November 1st. After pressing the grapes, we fermented the juice in 100% stainless steel tanks to preserve the character of the fruit. The wine was not allowed to go through malolactic fermentation to retain the natural bouquet of the variety and firm structure needed to support the residual sugar.

301 cases produced.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 12.5% pH: 3.6
Total Acidity: 0.59 grams per liter

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