Praxis Cellars

707-539-5641 561 Mission Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
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Arbios Cellars/Praxis Cellars is a small Sonoma County family wine business. Bill Arbios makes the wine; his wife, Susan handles much of the rest. Bill enjoyed a successful career with many prominent wineries over the last 35 years, but he felt somewhat restricted working for large wineries and yearned for his own roots. With the creation of Arbios Cellars in 1993 and Praxis Cellars in 2000, his dream of expressing his vision and creating something lasting was realized. Arbios Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is their flagship wine and the five Praxis wines are priced for more “every day” drinking.

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  • Lagrein

    First mentioned in the 17th century in the records of the Muri Benedictine monastery, this variety may hail from the ...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • I started this article thinking of pitting Washington State Merlot, arguably the state's most successful varietal wine, against those from California, and to an extent that is what I have done, at multiple price points between $20 and $40. But this exercise turned into something a bit more interesting. It illuminated a few of the basic tenets of... Read More

    From the article Great Merlot from $20-$40


  • Praxis Cellars Merlot 2009

    Snoothrank:

    Leafy and sweet on the nose though in a fresh way. This is packed with wild cherry, plum and black currant fruit streaked with hints of espresso, earth, white pepper and a slight floral iris note. Bright and fresh on entry with real lift to the palate; theres lovely fresh plum and wild black cherry fruit along with a touch of vanilla and some es... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • It’s the holiday season and everyone is recommending Pinot Noir again. What is it with folks, do they just like to take the path of least resistance? Will there come a day when Pinot is not the end all of holiday wine recommendations? Probably not. Lambrusco and Blaufrankisch have a whole set of issues that will prevent them from ever garnering ... Read More

    From the article Top Pinot Noir Picks


  • Praxis Pinot Noir 2010

    Snoothrank:

    A touch dull on the nose with meaty base notes, spicy blackberry pie fruit and hints of pine and raspberry emerging with air. This enters the mouth with real polish and more freshness than the nose promises. The fruit has a lovely woodsy edge to it with slightly brambly blackberry and an undercurrent of strawberry and lovely, nuanced herb and sp... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Praxis Cellars Pinot Noir Monterey County 2010

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    bursting with fruit! lovely, smooth finish. Read More

    Wine review by Sara Weinbrom


  • Praxis Cellars Pinot Noir Monterey County 2010

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    Delicious dark fruit and fresh berries. Read More

    Wine review by Clare Goggin Sivits


  • Praxis Cellars Merlot 2009

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    This is darkly earthy on the nose with a fudgy quality that frames the plummy fruit. Air brings out lovely accent notes of eucalyptus. Nice and fairly bright on entry, this has a bit of a rugged feel to it, deep and a bit dark on the palate with some obvious tannins adding texture in the mouth. The fruit is darkly cherried in the mouth with eart... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Praxis Cellars Merlot 2009

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    Bitter and a bit medicinal tasting. Read More

    Wine review by kate statton


  • Praxis Dry Syrah Rose 2008

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    Dry and a little spicy. Read More

    Wine review by bamasteve


  • Praxis Viognier Russian River Valley 2011

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    Very floral with apple notes and slight acid. Approachable! Read More

    Wine review by Sara Weinbrom


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