Arrow & Branch Red 2015
This perfumed wine invites with warm spices and lavender. It is fruit focused with ripe fleshy dark cherry, hints of liquor and blueberry. The French oak spices are laced throughout the wine as integrated accent that add layers and allow the fruit to shine. This age worthy wine wraps around the center of the palate and makes a grand exit to a fresh finish.
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This is a classically structured, delicious Bordeaux blend which allows 55% Cabernet Franc to take the lead, with 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot in support. Sanguine, herbal and elegant, it shows red currant, clove, cedar and pencil, with a lasting toasty note of dust and oak.
A delicious red with plum, berry and cedar undertones on the nose. Full to medium body and firm and silky tannins. Yet, it's very fine and delicate.
One of the rising stars of Napa Valley winemaking, Jennifer Williams, was named Winemaker for Arrow&Branch in April 2011. Jennifer takes the reigns at Arrow&Branch from Winemaker extraordinaire, Helen Keplinger, who recently accepted the winemaking position at Bryant Family Vineyards. After years of working with and learning from legendary winemakers such as Rosemary Cakebread, Francoise Peschon and the Novak family, Jennifer now brings her outstanding talents and experience to Arrow&Branch.
Undoubtedly proving its merit over and over, Napa Valley is a now a leading force in the world of prestigious red wine regions. Though Cabernet Sauvignon dominates Napa Valley, other red varieties certainly thrive here. Important but often overlooked include Merlot and other Bordeaux varieties well-regarded on their own as well as for their blending capacities. Very old vine Zinfandel represents an important historical stronghold for the region and Pinot noir is produced in the cooler southern parts, close to the San Pablo Bay.
Perfectly situated running north to south, the valley acts as a corridor, pulling cool, moist air up from the San Pablo Bay in the evenings during the hot days of the growing season, which leads to even and slow grape ripening. Furthermore the valley claims over 100 soil variations including layers of volcanic, gravel, sand and silt—a combination excellent for world-class red wine production.