The 1993 vintage of this wine was ranked #10 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1996
Sonoma Valley is a bucolic setting of rolling hills, well-tended vineyards, and soaring oaks. Celebrating this
special place, Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted exclusively from vineyards neighboring Arrowood
Winery. Mountain and hillside vineyard sites (many organically farmed) were thoughtfully sourced in
anticipation of this wine. Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon captures the character of each site, blending them to
tell a story both of vintage and of the distinct terroir that is Sonoma Valley.
The use of Sonoma Valley hillside vineyards gives structure to a particularly intense and concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon. This Cabernet has very rich aromas of cassis, black cherries, and plums with nuances of toasty oak in the background. On the palate, the wine shows its underlying depth of dark fruit. It is silky in texture with almost a sweet impression that lingers into a plethora of black fruits, cassis, and a nuance of dark chocolate on the finish.
"Shut down by hard tannins and utterly dry, this fine young Cabernet is simply not ready to drink. It's very rich in blackberries, smoked meat and charred wood, with a finish that's fine, long and sweet in ripe fruits. Should blossom after 2014 and hold for a number of years."
"The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma includes fruit from the famed Monte Rosso Vineyard. Aged in a combination of French and American oak for two years prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered, it is an outstanding Cabernet boasting a deep ruby/purple color along with copious aromas of creme de cassis, graphite and spice box. Full-bodied with supple tannins, a generous, even corpulent mouthfeel and a long finish, it should drink well for a decade. "
The Wine Advocate