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2001 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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2001 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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90-91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2004

Full medium ruby. Redcurrant syrup, tobacco, mocha and chocolate on the aromatic, oaky nose. Fat, lush and sweet, with the richest texture of all of these red wines. Finishes with sweet tannins and very good length. This will not be bottled until August: Richard Arrowood uses the ripest lots with the best tannic structure for this reserve bottling-fruit that he feels will take 30+ months in barrel (35% new) without getting overly oaky.

95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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