Our 2016 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is bold with black forest fruit and anise, offering undertones of violet and clove. Cocoa powder comes through on the palate accompanied by broad tannins and a rich and persistent finish.
The 2014 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is bold with black forest fruit and fresh plum, offering undertones of cherry fruit leather and crushed rock. Cocoa powder and spice come through on the palate accompanied by broad tannins and a rich and persistent finish.
Within Sonoma Valley, we source from hillside and bench-land vineyards from both the Sonoma Mountain and Moon Mountain sub-AVAs. Key to these sites are the rocky volcanic soils, producing highly concentrated fruit with a distinct expression. The 2016 Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is dominated by layers of red fruit, with aromas of black cherry pie, currants, and hints of clove. Round and supple on the palate, it has a vibrant ripeness shows the best of Sonoma Valley fruit.
The 2015 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is driven by blue fruit, with aromas of huckleberry and plum. This high-toned wine has savory qualities of baking chocolate and clove. Subtle underpinnings of violet and walnut come across the palate, along with an elegant structure and bright acidity.
Originally planted in 1880, Monte Rosso Vineyard sits at an elevation of nearly 1,000 feet on the southwest hills of the Mayacamas Mountains in Sonoma Valley. Known for its bright red, iron-rich soils, we source from two blocks within this vineyard that makes up our dark, complex and intense Cabernet Sauvignon. On the nose, this wine opens with complex aromas of fruit and earth. The wine truly reflects its sense of place with notes of resin, crushed volcanic rock, leathery black fruit, tar, and cherry. This leads into an intense and expressive entry on the palate that concludes with a long and flavorful finish.
The elevation of this vineyard lends itself to exhibit a distinct aromatic quality, where the classic Sonoma Valley red fruit character is taken to a new level. Intensely perfumed with violet and cherry, this decadence is greeted on the palate with some serious structure. Sweet spices and toffee are balanced with power and acidity that will allow this wine to age effortlessly for many years. Cellar Recommendation: Now through 2039.
We crafted our 2015 Réserve Spéciale from the finest vineyard sources in Sonoma County. The vintage marks the 30th Arrowood harvest, and comes in a special anniversary bottle. This wine continues the tradition of complexity and ageability in Arrowood Réserve Cabernets. It opens with aromas of lavender, black currant, anise, dark cherry, and a hint of cinnamon. It is a big wine with intense and muscular structure. Over time and as it continues aging in the bottle, the tannins will soften and reward the patient consumer.
Prowess is the truest expression of its vintage, with each year’s release containing different combinationsof the five Bordeaux varietals sourced from Arrowood’s top vineyard sites. The 2015 Prowess is a multi-layered wine that exhibits a spectrum of red and dark fruit aromas along with savory undertones of black olive, slate, nutmeg and white pepper. It’s a seriously structured wine with classic appeal, and complexity that evolves on the palate. 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 1.5% Petit Verdot, 0.5% Cabernet Franc.
This southwest-facing vineyard yields Cabernet Sauvignon with a deep purple hue and an exotic, vibrantly fruit-forward style. Although very singular in style, it is still very characteristic of the Knights Valley region, offering violet, ripe blackberry, and fig on the nose along with the famed cocoa dust tannins. The 32 months barrel aging refines the texture, offering firm tannins and well-defined structure. Its explosive finish concludes with a spiciness that lingers, leaving your palate begging for one more sip.
The dark fruit flavors of plum and black current combined with mulling spices, anise, rose petal and slate offer an exotic appeal. This Malbec is very structured and broad on the palate, with the prevalent and consistent Knights Valley character of cocoa dust tannins.