2017 Réserve Spéciale Cabernet Sauvignon
The low yields of the 2017 vintage produced wines with an intensity and expressiveness that continues to surprise and delight as they evolve in bottle. Our flagship wine, the Réserve Spéciale, 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.
"...may very well be the best wine I have tasted from Arrowood in this incarnation...a powerhouse. The purity of the flavors is just striking. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate, mocha, spice and cedar all open gradually in the glass. This is a fabulous example of Sonoma Cabernet..."
Antonio Galloni, Vinous (May 2021)