2004 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Réserve Spéciale

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 59

  • JERB Likes this wine: (92 points)

    June 15, 2016 - The word that kept coming to mind as I tasted this wine was "focused." It struck me as doing one thing and doing that one thing quite well. There was significant camphor/eucalyptus upon opening, but that started to blow off the longer it was open. The palette had very refined flavors of dark berries, a little hint of chocolate and some red licorice. Again, it seemed very focused. It was excellent, but I don't think it warranted the 95 assigned to it by RP. For me, 95 needs to be extraordinary, not just really good.

  • Delli Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 22, 2016 - Beautiful and opulent black cherry nose. Rolling dark fruit palate, chocolate, soft integrated tannins and generous mouth feel. Very nice wine that is drinking well. Interestingly I thought the wine showed much better than my wife did. 5+13+16+8=92

  • RichardP wrote: (92 points)

    April 10, 2016 - Camphor on the nose. On the palate, black cherry, currants, and a faint note of vanilla oak, with no noticeable tannins and a touch of alcoholic heat on the medium to long finish. I see that the price on this has risen above $60; at that level it's an average value.

  • PMcgovern wrote: (92 points)

    March 28, 2016 - Fantastic, deep rich wine.

  • Hazeo wrote: (93 points)

    March 10, 2016 - This is just drinking wonderfully. Still has a youthful energy but very polished and smooth. Rich dark fruit that whispers new world with its type of sweetness, but it does so with grace rather than the "gobs of fruit" approach which I loath. Plenty of life left but already looking forward to my last bottle.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

    (Arrowood Vineyards and Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Speciale Sonoma County) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/17/2010 (link) 95 points

    (Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Réserve Spéciale) Opaque purple red violet color; herbaceous, tart black fruit, espresso nose; tightish but sexy, plush, ripe black fruit, berry, coffee palate; medium-plus finish (my #1 of the flight, group's #2 of 8)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Arrowood
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Réserve Spéciale
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Valley
  • UPC Code 009385208001

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 373 (45%)
  • Consumed 454 (55%)

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