90 points Vinous Media January 2015
"Arrowood’s 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County is plump, juicy and forward, with lovely depth and terrific overall balance. Dark red cherry, plum, mocha, chocolate, spices and new leather flow through to the effortless, gracious finish. Dollops of Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc round out the blend in this stylish red. 90-92 Points."-Antonio Galloni
Winery Tasting Notes This Cabernet Sauvignon is layered and complex, and follows in the tradition we established with our first vintage. From the deep, dark color to the intense aromas of black cherry and cassis, to the mouthwatering flavors of dark berries and crème de cassis, each layer unfolds slowly and deliberately. A small addition of Merlot softens the mouthfeel, while even smaller amounts of Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc add spice and complexity to the blend. Reflecting our non-interventionist philosophy, this wine is neither fined nor filtered; aging in French and American oak barrels creates subtle nuances of oak and vanilla that serve as a backdrop for the wine’s forward fruit flavors.
Region/Origin: Sonoma County
Residual Sugar: Dry Total Acid: .53 g per 100 ml Alcohol: 14.1% Final pH: 3.6
Blend: 83 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot