I was afraid this wine was going to be way past its prime, but it was incredible. Definitely had the chemically nose of an older wine but showed hints of blueberry and spice. Smooth as sil and ready to drink.
Nose was a little more reticent on this one. Started to come alive after about 30 minutes. Same as prior notes, still a very nice wine.
Last bottle. Mine were stored from purchase from around 1999. If you see Arrowood from the mid 90s that can verify provenance they are worth buying/drinking. Alexander valley in general made some great wines in that time. The Bordeaux blends have aged into elegant wines
Conventional wisdom would say this is past it prime, this guy was drinking beautifully. Arrowood Cabs from the mid 90s have aged well (at least those in my cellar).
Bordeaux like in nose, structure and palate. I paid $42 for this bottle in around 97-98 time frame. If you drank blind, first instincts would be Medoc/Margaux. Has the leathery/graphite/pencil shaving nose. Layered flavors of cassis, blackberry, forest floor. Sophisticated and smooth - 20+ second finish.
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