It is Summertime 2013, and everything looks and tastes great with grilled meats and fish. Let’s include Arns Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon on your next culinary adventure. Wow your family and guest with grilled chicken, burgers, steak and of course, lamb. Our Cabernet enhances even the most discerning palate. The 2009 Vintage crop was down by 6% from 2005 hence, our low production. Check it out and make ARNS part of your wine enjoyment and culinary experience.
“Robert Parker Review ” Score 92
“The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon bursts from the glass with an exciting array of super-black fruit, smoke, incense and tobacco. A rich, voluptuous wine, the 2009 is all raciness and flashiness. All of the elements are in the right place. This gorgeous wine captures the exuberance of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in spades. Anticipated Maturity: 2014 – 2024 “ WA92
- Winemaker: Sandi Belcher
- Vineyard: Arns Estate Grown
- Appellation: Napa Valley
- Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Old Vines
- Barrel Aging: 2+ Years/80% New French Oak (6 Different Coopers)
- Production: 400 cs. 750ml/1.5L Bottle Few Available
- Age: 12 – 15 years
- Alcohol: 14.6% By Vol.
2010 Celebrates Arns 7th Vintage of Arns Syrah from Melanson’s Vineyard.
It was a record cool growing season in The Napa Valley. This cooler growing season was out of the norm and required intensive vineyard management from pruning in the Spring through harvest in the Fall. It was a year when thoroughbred vineyard sites naturally rose to the top and offered great fruit. Below normal temperatures persisted throughout the Summer until August. August had the most raging heat spikes of 110F in many vineyards. Following a surprisingly cool early September, we harvested our Syrah on Pritchard Hill on September 29. The harvest ended October 22, with early rains and a change of season. The most compacted harvest on record.
This Syrah has floral dominated overtones with an undercurrent of power and intensity awaiting to explode in the bottle. This wine has true concentration and maintains a theme reminiscent of previous vintages – dynamic, intense, aromatic and alive with great balance and structure. There is a bond between 2005 vintage and 2010 both showing floral, pepper and sage elements with higher, brighter natural acidic overtones and lower alcohols prevailing.
Winemaker: Sandi Belcher
Vineyard: Melanson’s on Pritchard Hill, Napa Valley, CA
Varietal: 100% Syrah
Aging: 3 Years in 80-% New French Oak (4 Different Coopers)
Production: 80 cases
Age: 6 – 10 Years
Decant/ Age/ Enjoy !