1997 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

  • WS 94
  • WE 93
  • WA 90
  • IWC 90

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WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2001
Hard-edged firmly tannic with a tight core of currant dill and berry. Has the depth and concentration for excellence even in this raw unevolved form. Score range: 90-94 (JL)
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2005
Master vintner Dick Arrowood has crafted a sensational wine from a sensational vintage. A blend from throughout the county it shows his discernment in the overall balance harmony and charm. Black currants chocolate green... Master vintner Dick Arrowood has crafted a sensational wine from a sensational vintage. A blend from throughout the county it shows his discernment in the overall balance harmony and charm. Black currants chocolate green olives sweet sage and vanilla-scented oak flavors come together in a lush smooth intricately structured wine...
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2000
The outstanding 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon (a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Merlot 5% Malbec 5% Petit-Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc) was aged for 23 months in predominantly French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered... The outstanding 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon (a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Merlot 5% Malbec 5% Petit-Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc) was aged for 23 months in predominantly French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. A classic Cabernet it is medium to full-bodied and harmonious with copious quantities of black currants black cherries licorice and sous-bois (underbrush). Pure fleshy and multilayered this moderately tannic accessible effort will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring; it should age for 15-16 years.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2000
...Sappy aromas of blackcurrant black raspberry plum and tarry cedary oak. Fat and thick with lovely curranty sweetness and seamless texture. Finishes with palate-coating tannins and very good length...
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Vintage 1997