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2007 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Réserve Spéciale
- Sonoma County
- Sonoma Valley
Community Tasting Notes 9
Hoppert Likes this wine: (91 points)
January 3, 2016 - Decanted for an hour. Medium bodied and cherry/red in color. Not as inky as a zin, but the thought crossed my mind. Blackberry, black cherry on the nose with herbal tones and a hint of anise. It was smooth and fruity on the palate, with a very long finish. Tannins were moderate and the wine was very well balanced. This is a very good drinking wine that will last for several more years.
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.
Pro Reviews 1
By Josh Raynolds
May/June 2011, IWC 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 Valley
- Pending Delivery 6 (2%)
- In Cellars 224 (82%)
- Consumed 42 (15%)