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2007 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Réserve Spéciale
- > California
- > Sonoma County
Community Tasting Notes 8
Grinner wrote: (92 points)
January 15, 2015 - Wife guessed Rhone when tasted blind, likely because of the nice secondary earth notes. Cassis, plum, black cherry, stone, tobacco, and herbs. Very good depth and complexity, it hides the 15+% etoh nicely. The tannins are modest and mostly resolved. This plateau's soon and falls off in 5 years.
Dfinn wrote: (91 points)
January 2, 2015 - It smells like chocolate and raspberry. There is no sediment in the bottle.
Oakjeff wrote: (92 points)
December 31, 2014 - Classic Arrowood -- high alcohol yet extremely smooth and balanced with no noticeable heat. Dense & chewy. Notes of currant & tobacco. Delicious with a nice, long finish. Can last at least another 8-10 years, if not longer.
November 14, 2014 - Lovely Bordeaux accents right out of the gate. Cassis, lead pencil and tobacco. After a few hours it suggests a bit of port. What is with the 15.5% alcohol? Time in the decanter should embellish the wine not detract.
13.5% and it is still young. 15.5% and it needs a walker.
JDV.DDSPHD Likes this wine: (91 points)
May 4, 2014 - This was a nice full bodied napa cab. On its own it was very nice but next to the solari it was in the backseat. This should age for another 5-10 yrs but it is hitting on all cylinders as of now.
Pro Reviews 1
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Josh Raynolds
May/June 2011, Issue #156 (link)
(Arrowood Vineyards and Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Speciale Sonoma) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2007
- Type Red
- Producer Arrowood
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation Réserve Spéciale
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Sonoma County
- Appellation Sonoma County
- Pending Delivery 6 (3%)
- In Cellars 185 (86%)
- Consumed 24 (11%)