2009 Arrow and Branch Red Wine, Napa Valley, USA
Aromatically complex and inviting, the 2009 Arrow&Branch Red Wine exhibits notes of sandalwood, perfume, and black pepper. Boasting incredible color, the nose is harmoniously fruity and floral, reminiscent of rose hips and olallieberry jam. A compelling vein of rich, moist loam and dried porcini winds into the palate. Here earth gives way to fruit and we find ripe cherries and sweet, dark cassis. The wine is agile on the tongue; ample, fresh and lithe. The judicious use of oak ensures an attractive spice, toast, and vanillin that dance about the wine. Primarily Cabernet Franc, it is a classic, medium to full bodied beauty that can be enjoyed upon release and will improve over the next 8-10 years.
Rated 92 Points Wine Spectator
Combines ripe plum and blueberry character with touches of cedar and tobacco. Deep and persistent, with a foundation of earth-laced tannins. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. Best from 2014 through 2024.