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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Arrowood Reserve Speciale Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Arrowood Reserve Speciale Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 91069)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2003 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is compelling on so many levels. The nose is packed with ripe black fruits, cherries, tar and a touch of cassis. On the palate the flavors are rich and commanding, elegant and graceful. The tannins are suave, polished and ripe. In spite of its youth, this is an incredibly complex wine that reveals the essence of Sonoma County Cabernet.
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About Arrowood Vineyards & Winery:

Richard and Alis Arrowood founded Arrowood Winery in 1987 with a philosophy of making wines of singular and exceptional quality, using grapes grown exclusively in Sonoma County. Richard continually explores the diversity of Sonoma County, working with mostly the same grape growers he began cultivating in 1974, as Winemaster at Chateau St. Jean Winery. Arrowood is known for making small lots of benchmark Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays, Merlot, Viognier and Syrahs, among other varietals.