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[SIX-PACK COMBO] Arrowood Reserve Speciale Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical 2005, 2006, & 2007 (Sonoma County, California) - [RP 93-92] [WE 92]
[SIX-PACK COMBO] Arrowood Reserve Speciale Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical 2005, 2006, & 2007 (Sonoma County, California) - [RP 93-92] [WE 92]


 
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Winery: Arrowood
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Sonoma County, California
Vintage: 2005, 2006, 2007
Bottle Size: Six 750 ml bottles

Product Code: ARROWOODSIXPACKCAB-COMBO-W

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Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

About This Wine:

When Richard and Alis Arrowood founded Arrowood Vineyards & Winery in 1986, their goal was to produce hand-made wines that showcased the diverse soils and varying microclimates of Sonoma County. By that time Richard had already established himself as one of the state’s top winemakers. He helped pioneer vineyard-designate bottlings in California and has been a long-time proponent of sustainable farming techniques. Since 2006, Arrowood’s estate vineyard and several of the winery’s contracted vineyards have been certied organic. Thanks to Richard’s strong relationships with a number of top growers, the winery harvests grapes from the best hillside, mountain and maritime-inuenced vineyards throughout Sonoma County.

Sonoma County has a little bit of everything – mountains, meadows, lakes, forests, pastures and valleys. Its weather ranges from cold and overcast along the coast to warm and clear at some of its inland mountain sites. The soils include marine deposits, clay, loam, volcanic rock and everything in between. In short, Sonoma has some of the most varied and complex terroir on earth. This versatility is the reason Sonoma County is capable of producing superior wine from virtually all of the world’s major and minor varieties. The key to our success has been our ability to match the proper variety to the proper terroir.

Our 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon comes primarily from organic or sustainably-farmed vineyards along the benches, hillsides andmountains set in the morning shadow of the Mayacama Mountain Range. This area of eastern Sonoma County is ideal ground for Cabernet Sauvignon. It has the ability to fully ripen all of the Bordeaux varieties without sacricing elegance and structure. Its best wines are noteworthy for their concentration, style and character.

What Does It Taste Like?

Our 2005 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is deep, dense and highly aromatic. The nose is saturated with plums, cassis, currants, vanilla, earth and toast. The palate is intense and well supported by finely integrated tannins and balanced acidity. As with many of our Cabernet Sauvignons, this wine drinks beautifully in its youth and should continue to improve over the next decade.

Ratings / Reviews:

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"A beautiful wine made by Dick Arrowood, it includes four sources for this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 30 months in a combination of primarily French (80%) and the rest American oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, this wine, coming from four Sonoma Valley vineyards (Smothers-Remick Ridge, Murray, Monte Rosso and Lasseter) has a dense ruby/purple color, a youthful nose of cedar wood, vanilla, blackcurrants, licorice and graphite. It is full-bodied and ripe, with beautifully sweet tannin, adequate acidity and impressive purity, length and richness. Combining both power and elegance, this wine can be drunk now or cellared for another 12-15+ years." - Robert Parker (Jun 2015)



Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

About The Wine

Sonoma Valley is a bucolic setting of rolling hills, well-tended vineyards and soaring oaks. Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon celebrates this special place. Crafted exclusively from vineyards neighboring Arrowood Winery, and from our
own Estate Vineyard, 2006 marks our first Cabernet Sauvignon with a Sonoma Valley appellation. Mountain and hillside vineyard sites (many organically farmed) were caringly sourced in anticipation of this wine. Richard Arrowood
captures the character of each site, blending them to tell a story both of vintage, and of the distinct terroir that is Sonoma Valley.

What Does It Taste Like?

The use of Sonoma Valley hillside vineyards in this vintage gives structure to a particularly intense and concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon. is Cabernet has very rich aromas of cassis, black cherries and plums with nuances of toasty oak in the background. On the palate the wine shows its underlying depth of dark fruit. It is silky in texture with almost a sweet impression that lingers into a plethora of black fruits, cassis and a nuance of dark chocolate on the finish.

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The two big Cabernets (meant to age for 2-3 decades) include the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso and the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Speciale. These two offerings will improve in the cellar, and may well outpace my conservative ratings. The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Speciale is another brilliant effort. One only has to go back to older vintages to see how well this wine ages. It is often a candidate for one of the top three or four Cabernet Sauvignons made on the Sonoma side of the Mayacamas Mountains. A dense ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of creme de cassis, cedar, licorice, tobacco leaf, and spice box. The wine is full-bodied, rich, and heady with superb concentration and depth as well as moderately high tannins in the long, 40+ second finish. Give it 2-3 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 25 years." - Robert Parker (Feb 2010)

92 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine: "Dark as a moonless midnight, dry as dust, with hard-edged tannins, this Cabernet is almost undrinkable now in its extreme youth. It shows a massive core of blackberries, currants, dark baker’s chocolate and smoky oak, and the balance of acidity makes it clean and bright. All indications are of a cellarworthy wine. Drink 2014 and beyond." — S.H. (5/1/2011)
Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

About The Wine

Sonoma Valley is a bucolic setting of rolling hills, well-tended vineyards, and soaring oaks. Celebrating this special place, Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted exclusively from vineyards neighboring Arrowood Winery. Mountain and hillside vineyard sites (many organically farmed) were thoughtfully sourced in anticipation of this wine. Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon captures the character of each site, blending them to tell a story both of vintage and of the distinct terroir that is Sonoma Valley.

What Does It Taste Like?


The use of Sonoma Valley hillside vineyards gives structure to a particularly intense and concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon. This Cabernet has very rich aromas of cassis, black cherries, and plums with nuances of toasty oak in the background. On the palate, the wine shows its underlying depth of dark fruit. It is silky in texture with almost a sweet impression that lingers into a plethora of black fruits, cassis, and a nuance of dark chocolate on the finish.

Ratings & Reviews


95+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The blockbuster 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Speciale has an inky purple color and notes of graphite, charcoal, blackberry fruit, cassis, and a touch of spice box. It is full-bodied, opulent, and a killer example of Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon. It should drink well for at least another 20 years. This was a flight of a diverse group of wines ranging from Dick Arrowood’s fascination with Malbec to his Syrah program as well as the Cabernet Sauvignons he produced under the Arrowood name. The Saralee Vineyard cuvées were followed by a mini-vertical of the Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignons from Dick Arrowood, a tasting of his top cuvée, the Reserve Speciale, and then some of the more generic bottlings. Arrowood’s Reserve Speciale line represents what Dick Arrowood believes are his top blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, usually aged about 28 months in mostly French oak, with production limited to 1,600 or so cases. All of these wines seem to have scored as well, if not better than what I remember rating them when they were first released, always a sign of great winemaking." - Robert Parker (Aug 2015)

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
“Dark as a moonless midnight, dry as dust, with hard-edged tannins, this Cabernet is almost undrinkable now in its extreme youth. It shows a massive core of blackberries, currants, dark baker’s chocolate and smoky oak, and the balance of acidity makes it clean and bright. All indications are of a cellarworthy wine. Drink 2014 and beyond." — S.H. (5/1/2011)

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