American Wine Society Wine Competition
Silver Medal 2006
"Harmonious, with fine intensity to black currant,
green olive and fresh herb tones that fold into cedary oak, coffee undertones and firm tannins on the finish."
The North Bay Bohemian, March 20, 2003
"Best Cabernet in Sonoma County"
The 2002 Arbios Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is deep purple in color with garnet hues and violet highlights. An earthy aroma is accented with scents of cedar, violets and sage. Bright flavors of bing cherries and rich, warm vanilla blend easily on the palate. Arbios is full bodied, smooth and balanced. Two years in French oak give the wine a toasty character and the tannins are well integrated. The wine is ready to drink now and will keep for ten years or more.