Arrowood 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon
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The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon is a worthy successor to the 1993 and 1994. The 1995 exhibits an opaque purple color, followed by dense, blackcurrant aromas intertwined with sweet, smoky oak, earth, and spice. The wine is full-bodied, dense, and rich, with ripe tannin, a mid-palate crammed with fruit, and plenty of glycerin and extract to cover what must be a powerful tannin content. Like the 1994, the 1995 possesses a seamless, silky character with everything in fine balance. It should drink well young, yet age well for 15 or more years. (Tasted in barrel.)
Vibrant and lively, with rich, ripe, lush, savory currant, blackberry, mineral, anise and cedar notes that are all in proportion, giving this wine a tremendous sense of balance, finesse and harmony. It finishes with a long, persistent finish, with lots of detailed flavors and depth. Drink now through 2014.
Bright, deep ruby-red. Musky, gamey aromas of black raspberry, tobacco, leather, tar and cedar, plus a suggestion of citrus skin; this reminded me of a topnotch traditional Rioja reserva. Fresh, intensely flavored and complex, with juicy flavors of red berries, spice, loam and tar. Dense but nicely delineated. Tannins are firm but harmonious. Finishes with a flavor of red berries. Very distinctive Sonoma cabernet.