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2008 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso Vineyard (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Arrowood Vineyards & Winery arrowoodvineyards.com   details
Appellation: Sonoma Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
Alcohol %: 15.2
 
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rated (2007 vintage, 750ml bottle) : December 11, 2011 , Wine Enthusiast winemag.com
"From Wine Enthusiast - Dryness and tannins mark this Cabernet, giving it some austerity and astringency. But lurking deep below the surface is a vast underground landscape of blackberry fruit, cassis, plums, olives, herbs and oak. Fascinating and intricate and a little heady, but undrinkable now due to immaturity. Needs 5–6 years to show its stuff." Best 2017-2019
tasted (2005 vintage, 750ml bottle) : March 30, 2013 , Mark Milani
90 points "Couldn't resist drinking right away, but should let sit before drinking. Not as outstanding as other Monte Rosso's, but still very good." Best 2014-2019
rated (2004 vintage, 750ml bottle) : April 27, 2008 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
95 points "Wine Advocate # 174 Dec 2007 Robert Parker 95+ Drink: 2010 - 2040 $70 (70) A real blockbuster, and one meant for 25-30 years of cellaring, is the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso Vineyard, made from 50-year-old vines. Treated like the Reserve Speciale, aged 30 months in oak prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered, this shows off this hallowed terroir that is now owned by the Gallo family. A very full-bodied wine with notes of cedar and black cherry liqueur intermixed with creme de cassis, graphite, and loamy soil notes, the wine is deep, chewy, full-bodied, and intense. The tannins are high, but the fruit and concentration are more than adequate to match them. Give it 3-4 years of bottle age, and drink it over the following 25-30+ years. This should be a brilliant wine down the road. Richard Arrowood still produces wines at Arrowood Vineyards and Winery in spite of the sale of Arrowood first to Robert Mondavi, then to Constellation, and then to Jess Jackson. He, and most importantly his boss, seems to have changed little, and that’s good news for wine consumers." Best 2010-2040
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