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1997 Arrowood - Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Speciale Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Sonoma - Red

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USA - California - Sonoma

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Score
WA 93
93
WS 90
IWC 93
Drink Dates
WA: 2015-2028 WS: 2002-2009
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IWC 93
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 96

Bright ruby-red. Enticing aromas of black cherry, redcurrant, graphite and nuts. Lush, sweet and dense, with lovely, resounding depth of flavor and sizable underlying structure. Finishes with impressive length and building but even tannins. A large-scaled wine with thoroughly ripe cabernet character.

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WA 93
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 220
Drink Dates 2015-2028

The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Speciale was even better. Here's a wine coming up on 20 years of age in another 18 months, and it is still remarkably young and vigorous. Dense purple, with beautifully sweet creme de cassis and blackberry fruit intermixed with incense, graphite, and a touch of oak, this was a great year for North Coast varietals, and this wine is lavishly rich, with a multi-dimensional texture and a super-intense, full-bodied finish - just an amazing wine.

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WS 90
Source Wine Spectator
Issue Web
Drink Dates 2002-2009

Lots of rich, complex flavors--layers of currant, vanilla, mocha, blackberry and cedar. Despite its concentration and depth, it shows elegance and grace on the finish.

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Author Terry Rd Estate
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Tasted On 10/06/2012

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Author Lulu SF
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.59%
Tasted On 08/01/2011

Original Note - 13.8% alc, unfined, unfiltered

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Author Gregg F
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95%
Tasted On 07/26/2011
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