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1999 Arrowood Vineyards and Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Speciale Sonoma
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About Arrowood Vineyards and Winery

Chardonnay and Cabernet are the most important varieties from a commercial standpoint at Arrowood, but the Viogniers and unusually rich barrel-aged Pinot Blanc have been consistently excellent for many years...

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1999 Arrowood Vineyards and Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Speciale Sonoma

Producer: Arrowood Vineyards and Winery
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma

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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2003

($85; a barrel selection for concentration, structure and ageability; aged an additional six months in oak) Good red-ruby. Musky, rather backward nose hints at black fruits and tar. Dense, fat and sweet, with raspberry and currant fruit notes complicated by tobacco and graphite. Sweet finish features fine, ripe tannins and tarry oak. This is solidly structured for aging, but there's also plenty of forward fruit.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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