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2005 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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2005 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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89 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2009

($125) Inky purple. Powerful cherry and cassis aromas are brightened by suave mineral and floral qualities. Lacy red fruit flavors are pleasantly bitter and surprisingly light-bodied, with a bitter licorice note adding interest. Gains sweetness and depth on the finish, which strongly echoes the cherry and mineral notes.

92+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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