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2013 Arrowood Proprietary Red Blend  (Sonoma Valley) 89

Medium bodied, earthy and fresh, with more red than black fruit. There is a lot of vibrancy to the red berry notes in the finish here. This is ready to drink on release.

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2013 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon  (Knights Valley) 89

Medium bodied, correctly made, with an oaky, red berry character, that leaves you with crisp, red fruits in the finish. This is ready to go.

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2013 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Réserve Spéciale  (Sonoma Valley) 93

Produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, this stylish, concentrated, lush, round, soft wine serves up its, juicy, sweet, fresh, dark fruits with ease. The finish leaves you with layers of dark red fruits, vanilla, herbs, black cherry and thyme.

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1997 Arrowood Syrah Saralee's Vineyard  (Russian River Valley) 95

Ruby colored with light edges. Scents of jammy, black fruits, pepper, earth peach and tropical aromatics filled the glass. Dense, full bodied, lush fruit, fills your mouth. Very concentrated. Beautiful finish, from start to finish. Great Cote Rotie ringer.

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Filled with dark, sweet, ripe fruit with, licorice, floral, boysenberry, orange peel, coffee and blueberry aromas. Still young, this wine competes with Sine Qua Non in the same vintage and it is probably a better wine.

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Perfectly balanced with layers of black fruit, spice and floral aromas. Full bodied, concentrated, multilayered, plush, rich, complex juice with an elegant finish. It’s a shame Arrowood sold the winery because it slid rapidly downhill after the 97 vintage.

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1997 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Réserve Spéciale  (Sonoma County) 91

Even though this is starting its decline, there is still a lot to like about the fresh, crisp red fruits, earth and tobacco character and soft textures.

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Charming style of Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon with earth, spice, wood, blackberry and forest scents. Medium/full bodied and filled with fresh, cassis, spice and black cherries in the finish.

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1996 Arrowood Syrah Saralee's Vineyard  (Russian River Valley) 94

At 20 years of age, this is still a beauty. Fresh, vibrant, complex, soft and filled with ripe, sweet, spicy fruits, this is a perfect wine to serve blind to your friends. And if you're able to find a bottle with good provenance, it sells for a song!

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1994 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Réserve Spéciale  (Sonoma County) 90

Smoke, incense, caramel, earth and spicy, dark berry aromas lead to medium bodied, finesse styled wine that ends with a light cherry note with a touch of olive and herbs in the finish. This is fully mature and requires drinking.

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It's a lighter style of cab with great aromatics. While its lost its baby fat, it has gained complexity in the mouth and nose. Lots of fresh berry and herb aromatics.

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