Gold Medal 2017 North Coast Wine Challenge
“90 points - opens with a fragrant black currant, mint and blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full boded, slightly acidic and rich. The flavor profile is a ripe black currant and black licorice blend with notes of cedar plank. I also detected hints of red plum, minerality & black cherry. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are well managed”
Ken’s Wine Guide May 14, 2017
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 several small coopers; one third of the barrels are new every year.