Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon 1993
Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
Fruit forward, bright aromas of raspberries and cherries; cola and subtle well integrated oak, round, full tannins; spicy, a bit of cocoa and cola on the palate, nice lingering berries on the finish.
"Complex and well-balanced, showing a fine interplay of ripe plum, currant, cherry, herb and olive flavors. Finishing with a long, lingering aftertaste and a smooth, polished texture."
"Arrowood's success with Cabernet Sauvignon, so obvious in the decade of the nineties, continues unabated, with a succession of top quality wines. A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, and 3% Merlot, the unfiltered 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses an unformed nose of cassis fruit and subtle wood and licorice. The opaque purple color suggests terrific ripeness and richness. And guess what the wine offers? Deep, full- bodied, with gorgeous purity, a natural mouthfeel, and no hard tannin or tart acidity, this is a wine of considerable sumptuousness. Although approachable, it will not achieve full maturity for 3-5 years; it will keep for 15 years. Everything Dick Arrowood and winemaker Michel Berthoud produce these days merits significant attention."
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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.
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