v18 Arrowood Reserve

2018 Réserve Spéciale Cabernet Sauvignon

Sonoma Valley

The 2018 vintage produced wines with aromatic intensity and supple tannin from the nice even growing season. Our flagship wine, the Reserve Speciale, is a vineyard and barrel selection that epitomizes these qualities. Captivating aromatics of black currant, anise, lavender, spice and cigar box accompany a texture that is truly decadent. This is one of the rare wines that achieves the concentration and power that you come to expect from the Cabernet grape, while retaining the balance and freshness that only the very best bottlings can achieve. Our long barrel aging and a year of bottle age prior to release ensures this wine is ready to drink now; however, those with patience will be rewarded for the next 25+ years.

95 Points

"The full-bodied palate offers power and detail, with generous, grainy tannins, rounded acidity and a very long, fragrant finish. It has the stuffing and strength to be very long lived in the cellar and will require plenty of time before all the nuances of this barrel selection fully emerge."

Erin Brooks, Robert Parker Wine Advocate (March 2023)