2003 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

(not eligible for discounts)

Silver Medal
Houston Rodeo Wine Competition 2008

Wine Enthusiast December 15, 2007
“On a par with recent vintages, this Cab is soft
and pleasant, with ripe cherry, blackberry, raspberry
and herb flavors that are well oaked”

Arbios Cellars focuses on a single Bordeaux-style red wine, made from 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown on a mountain top vineyard in the Alexander Valley of Sonoma County. The Arbios Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted in classic Bordeaux-style to have moderate alcohol and good fruit character. Winemaker and owner Bill Arbios likes to be “honest” with the fruit avoiding overripe characteristics. Although Bill has a successful track record crafting blended wines, he now prefers the additional challenges and artistry that go into making wine from a single vineyard. Placing the emphasis on terroir, Bill believes in honoring the character of the fruit without over-manipulating the wine.

Production Notes

Varietal Composition
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Months in Oak
24
Alcohol
14.2%
pH
3.62
Brix at harvest
24.2
% Malolactic
100%
Type of Oak
French
TA (g/100ml)
0.61
Residual Sugar (g/100 ml)
0.02
Winemaker
Bill Arbios
Production
1300 cases

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