Arrowood Vineyards

2013 Sonoma County Proprietary Red

Red Blend •Smothers - Remick Ridge, El Rancho Feliz, Ledson, Stonestreet Estate and Vennes Vineyards

California: Sonoma County

Offer Expired:Nov 12, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$80.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Like a banana

Today’s Arrowood 2013 Sonoma County Proprietary Red is a serious wine… and we’re the only wine merchant to have it. You can’t even buy this wine from the winery itself! How do we do it? We could tell you, but, you know…

First and foremost, to really, truly experience what this wine has to offer, open it up and let it breathe. We’ve had a lot of Cabernet Blends in our day, but this one actually made us stop and re-think what was possible for Sonoma wines. It is luscious and firm and savory all at the same time. This wine announced to us a changing of the guard in California winemaking.

This is the big wine drinkers wine, with plenty of character and boldness. It has enough fruit to appease the palette that seeks out a big flavor profile, but it is also spicy and full to satisfy darker desires as well. This can be enjoyed on its own or with a variety of foods.

We can’t recommend today’s outstanding Cab any more highly and, at a stunning 43% off, I can think of quite a few Agents who can’t wait to take advantage of this deal!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark and deep brick red color with heavy ruby overtones. Spin the wine and note how heavy it looks in the glass. This gives a clue to the coming weight on the palate.

Smell:

Sage, black olives, blackberries, mixed bramble berry, cedar, licorice, tobacco, clove and black pepper.

Taste:

Cassis, blackberry preserve, dark tobacco, black cherry, licorice and plum, with mint and eucalyptus.

Finish:

Dancing tannins and dark berry fruits fade into savory notes of tarragon and mocha, leaving the palate with a plush, drying, crushed velvet feel.

Pairing:

Roasted French cut lamb chops with rosemary potatoes and kale. Maybe a prime rib, if you’re feeling frisky.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Heidi von der Mehden
Varietal
Red Blend
Blend
63% Cabernet Sauvignon
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15% Cabernet Franc
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14% Merlot
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8% Malbec
Vintage
2013
Appellation
65% Sonoma Valley
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35% Alexander Valley
Vineyards
Smothers
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Remick Ridge
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El Rancho Feliz
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Ledson
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Stonestreet Estate
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Vennes
Abv
14.5%
TA
0.60
pH
3.72
Aging
24 months total
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blended after 18 months
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6 months further barrel aging.
Barrels
38% new French oak
Production
2,432 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Nov 12, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$80.00
Avg. Price
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