1995 Arrowood "Réserve Spéciale" Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #301093 94 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Speciale has a medium garnet color and the alluring desiccation of a fully mature wine, with scents of mushroom powder, struck flint, dried violets, old leather and bouquet garni. The palate offers a supple core of dried black fruit and a flourish of graphite and tobacco, its powdery, softened structure enveloping the palate and calling you back for another sip. (EB) Inner quote mark (3/2023)

92 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark From a legendary winemaker, a wine designed for the cellar. Dick Arrowood shunned the easy approach, instead crafting a fairly tannic wine with a solid core of blackberry, cherry and herb flavors. (SH) Inner quote mark (11/2003)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark 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. (JL) Inner quote mark (11/2005)

91 points Int'l Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark 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 top-notch 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. (ST) Inner quote mark (12/1999)

K&L Notes

94 points Robert Parker: "The spectacular 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Speciale is a worthy rival to the monumental 1994. It offers an opaque purple color and a knock-out nose of tobacco, jammy cassis, pain grille, and floral scents. This wine has superb extract and purity, full body, multiple layers of richness, and a ripe, seamless, palate-staining finish." (12/1998)

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