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2008 Arrowood Vineyards and Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County
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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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2008 Arrowood Vineyards and Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

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

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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012

(raised in a mix of French and American oak):  Deep ruby.  Ripe cherry, cassis, tobacco and vanilla on the nose, with a subtle herbal undertone.  Fleshy dark fruit flavors are supported by gentle acidity, taking on spiciness with aeration.  Finishes sweet and persistent, with the dark berry and tobacco qualities lingering.  This nicely balanced cabernet is approachable now.

88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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