2005 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Réserve Spéciale

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
Drink between 2013 - 2031
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • 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.

  • Mscruggs wrote: (93 points)

    December 11, 2013 - A very impressive example of the varietal long finish with dark fruit and we'll softened tannins.

  • Oakjeff wrote: (93 points)

    November 21, 2013 - A beautiful, elegant and expressive Cab. Not overpowering.

    Probably has another 3-5 years in it.

  • bzell Likes this wine: (92 points)

    August 13, 2013 - Jennifer like the wine, got some oak, berries on the palate really liked the finish. Barbara like the wine too but was a little more subdued about it and agreed with Jen on the finish. Ben like the wine but was less impressed than the rest of us. I thought it was a well made wine nice notes on the nose of flowers and berries, berries and cherries on the palate with very long legs. The consensus was a 92.

  • gmmilani Likes this wine: (91 points)

    May 11, 2013 - Really love Arrowood cabernets. Decanted and let sit for an hour before drinking. Wonderful full-bodied Sonoma cabernet.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

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

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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 County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 229 (79%)
  • Consumed 58 (20%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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