Red

2005 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Réserve Spéciale

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • rjmonti Likes this wine: (91 points)

    February 14, 2016 - I'd rate it higher if it were younger. Tastes young for a 10 year old wine. Could age more and maybe should. Garnet not brick in color. Light dark fruits, hint of leather, and medium tannin. Expected more from this wine at this age.

  • golfwine wrote: (92 points)

    November 26, 2015 - A phenomenal bottle of wine. Still hugely structured at 10yrs old, with the backbone to go at least another 10. Dick Arrowwood made some of the most well respected wines in Sonoma County; this, proof of just that.

  • JCGuthrie wrote: (92 points)

    April 11, 2015 - Enjoyed this bottle. Picked up some interesting notes - eucalyptus or mint, perhaps? Nice, soft tannins.

  • Winecat Likes this wine: (92 points)

    January 1, 2015 - New Years Day in Santa Fe

  • Decanting fool wrote: (90 points)

    July 6, 2014 - I think the really wonderful Arrowood Reserves were made prior to 2005, but this is still a solid high quality if somewhat generic Sonoma cab. Tasting very young, not showing the slightest signs of age in appearance or in taste. Very ripe and juicy with a decade to go before reaching its prime window. This one time $100 bottle can be found for a song since the winery has been defanged under the newest regime and they are liquidating the legacy of the brilliant Dick Arrowood.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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 091882480233

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 245 (69%)
  • Consumed 109 (31%)

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