Arrowood Vineyards and Winery Côte de Lune Rouge Sonoma Valley Lasseter Vineyards 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Côte de Lune Rouge takes its inspiration from some of the remarkable Côte-du-Rhône blends found throughout the Southern Rhône Valley. Wines made in this region are always a blend containing up to 13 varieties of wine grapes, both red and white. While there are 22 different traditional Rhône varieties approved by the French government, only eight to ten are grown in the U.S. and we use three of them in our blend. We named our wine Côte de Lune Rouge to reference both the wines Rhône style and the winery's location in Sonoma Valley, titled by writer Jack London, as the "Valley of the Moon". Our Côte de Lune Rouge is a great starting point into exploring the constantly growing world of Rhône wines. Our 2007 vintage focuses on three grapes native to the south of France that have adapted beautifully to our Sonoma Valley's climate and soils. Grenache Noir (34%) provides strong fruit aromatics and a soft texture to the palate. Syrah, makes up 34% of the co-fermented blend, and adds color, smoke, spice and firm tannins. The Mourvèdre makes up the remaining (32%) contributing structure, depth and brightness to the finish. The 2007 Côte de Lune Rouge is made from organically grown grapes from Lasseter Vineyards located nearby in Glen Ellen, the heart of our "Valley of the Moon".

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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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External Reviews for Arrowood Vineyards and Winery Côte de Lune Rouge Sonoma Valley Lasseter Vineyards

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

Arrowood Chardonnay Reserve Speciale 2007 and all other premium wine from Arrowood available at discounted prices at WineDada.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

WA 94pts - Winemaker Notes - We believe that our finest wines are those that best reflect their terroir, or the vineyards in which they were grown. The grapes for this fresh, full-bodied wine were grown in the Alta Vista Vineyards located in the Sonoma-Los Carneros region. The region's distinctive cool climate allows for grapes to ripen slowly giving them more time to develop flavors. The region's cool climate also tends to produce Chardonnay grapes with higher acidity. The resulting wines are often a vibrant fruit experience with a crisp finish.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/30/2012

Selected from the finest lots, the brilliant 2007 Chardonnay Reserve Speciale is a superb offering. It displays deep, rich honeysuckle notes intermixed with notions of nectarines, orange blossoms, butterscotch, vanilla, white peaches, baked apples, a... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2007 Arrowood Chardonnay Reserve Speciale 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/23/2012

A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2007 Arrowood Chardonnay Reserve Speciale 750ml



Tasting Notes:

Côte de Lune Rouge is one of the most consistently distinctive and food friendly reds we produce. It is lush, thanks in part to the generous amount of Grenache in the blend but also has the ability to age and improve over the next few years, due to the high percentage of Mourvèdre and Syrah. The color is deep and dense, the bouquet ripe and powerful with aromas of plums, dark cherries, butcher board and sweet spice. These same aromas carry over to the smooth palate, adding to the background flavors of rich cherry cola and vanilla. The finish is elegant and lasting.

Our Côte de Lune Rouge takes its inspiration from some of the remarkable Côte-du-Rhône blends found throughout the Southern Rhône Valley. Wines made in this region are always a blend containing up to 13 varieties of wine grapes, both red and white. While there are 22 different traditional Rhône varieties approved by the French government, only eight to ten are grown in the U.S. and we use three of them in our blend. We named our wine Côte de Lune Rouge to reference both the wines Rhône style and the winery's location in Sonoma Valley, titled by writer Jack London, as the "Valley of the Moon". Our Côte de Lune Rouge is a great starting point into exploring the constantly growing world of Rhône wines. Our 2007 vintage focuses on three grapes native to the south of France that have adapted beautifully to our Sonoma Valley's climate and soils. Grenache Noir (34%) provides strong fruit aromatics and a soft texture to the palate. Syrah, makes up 34% of the co-fermented blend, and adds color, smoke, spice and firm tannins. The Mourvèdre makes up the remaining (32%) contributing structure, depth and brightness to the finish. The 2007 Côte de Lune Rouge is made from organically grown grapes from Lasseter Vineyards located nearby in Glen Ellen, the heart of our "Valley of the Moon".

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506 cases produced.

Aged 17 months in French Oak.

Notes: Aged in French oak barrels for 17 months; unfined, unfiltered

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 15.6% pH: 3.5
Total Acidity: 0.55 grams per liter

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