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Arrowood Syrah Rubian River Valley Saralee's Vineyard 1995

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95 points Robert Parker: The 1995 Syrah Saralee's Vineyard may be even better than the extaordinary 1996. It has the advantage of an extra year of bottle age, so the wine's perfume is more evolved. Like all of Arrowood's top red wines, it was bottled with neither fining nor filtration. A blackberry jam/cassis-scented nose is followed by a sweet, unctuous texture, and explosive fruit, glycerin, and extract levels. Soft tannin can be found in the silky 30-second finish. Crammed with fruit, this classic Syrah satisfies both the hedonistic and intellectual senses. It should age effortlessly for 15 or more years. (Dec 1998)

Region: France » Rhône

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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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95 points Robert Parker: The 1995 Syrah Saralee's Vineyard may be even better than the extaordinary 1996. It has the advantage of an extra year of bottle age, so the wine's perfume is more evolved. Like all of Arrowood's top red wines, it was bottled with neither fining nor filtration. A blackberry jam/cassis-scented nose is followed by a sweet, unctuous texture, and explosive fruit, glycerin, and extract levels. Soft tannin can be found in the silky 30-second finish. Crammed with fruit, this classic Syrah satisfies both the hedonistic and intellectual senses. It should age effortlessly for 15 or more years. (Dec 1998)

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