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2005 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Réserve Spéciale
- > California
- > Sonoma County
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.
Pro Reviews 1
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Josh Raynolds
May/June 2009, Issue #144 (link)
(Arrowood Vineyards and Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Speciale Sonoma County) Subscribe to see review text.
- 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
- Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
- In Cellars 229 (79%)
- Consumed 58 (20%)