Silver Medal 2016 East meets West Competition
Silver Medal 2016 Sonoma-Marin Fair Competition
Arbios Cellars produces only one wine - made from 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon grapes sustainably grown on our mountain top vineyard in the Alexander Valley of Sonoma County. Arbios Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted from estate fruit in classic Bordeaux style to have moderate alcohol and good fruit character. Although Bill has a successful track record crafting blended wines, he enjoys the challenges and artistry that go into making our wine from a single vineyard.
At 1600 feet, our vineyard is one of the highest and most northern in the appellation. There are 6 Cabernet clones in our 21 acre sustainably farmed vineyard. The grapes are hand-picked, de-stemmed and lightly crushed; the wine is pumped over during fermentation and left until dry. The Cabernet was aged about 3 years in French oak from a number of small coopers; one third of the barrels are new every year.
The wine’s color is deep purple with garnet and red highlights. Currant and red cherry aromas are followed by scents of cedar and spice. Cherry, berry and plum flavors are complemented by hints of dried herbs and toasty oak on the finish. The wine is soft, full and rich; well balanced with good acidity and plush tannins.