Monday, September 04, 2006



Richard and Alis Demers Arrowhead founded Arrowhead Wines in 1986. Richard had been making wine for around 4 decades producing some California's classics whilst working at the Chateau St. Jean. Arrowheads philosophy is simply to produce outstanding varietals wines from grapes grown in the diverse regions of Sonoma County. They have more that achieved that producing some of the counties finest Cabernets and Chardonnays.

Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

This Arrowood Cabernet is a full-bodied wine with a bold character. The bottle begins with a rising cedar and cigar nose that smoothes out with cherry, cassis and notes of leather. On the palate a flowing velvet mouth of concentrated fruits is revealed. Black fruits and cherry engage with underlying cassis and a firm tannins. The dominant flavors of cherry and cassis continue to impress on the senses leaving a long finish dancing on the mouth.

Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

This bottle is a traditional Arrowood wine that entices the senses with a nose of sweet fruit. The bouquet is rich with black cherry and hints of smoke, liquorices and underlying peppercorn. The mouth is treated to a decadent creamy texture and a warm lavishing of black fruit flavor and lavender off set with a touch of clove. This wine is completed with a lingering cherry finish and a sweet impression.

Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

This vintage possesses a warm opulent ruby tone and a lavish nose of cherry and liquorices. Layers of spice and smoke mingle with notes of peppercorn and cassis. The wine flows onto the palate with a rich velvet texture and a dominant black fruit flavoring. Sweet hints of lavender and clove complement the fruit and coats the mouth. To finish the wine is bold and sweet with lingering cherry flavors.

Arrowood Cabernet Savignon 1999

The 1999 bottle offers a unique blend of intense aroma and flavor. The wine pours a deep ruby into the glass and quickly reveals a heavy aroma of black cherry and cassis. These aromas deepen on the mouth flowing with crème de cassis and berry. This is a textured complex wine with a hit of spice and a lively feel on the mouth. The wine finished with a warm complement of vanilla and oak as well as a lasting fruit flavor.

Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

This bottle opens up with a warm ruby tone and an inviting bouquet of cherry, plum and spice. On the mouth this wine flows like silk with a complex hit of black cherries, cassis and plum. Undertones of wild berry deepen on the palate and are complemented by a finish of spice and anise. This is a rich and complex wine with a decadent flow and feel.

Arrowood Chardonnay 2004

This delightful Chardonnay is full of fruit on both the bouquet and the palate. The nose is rich with pineapple and tropical honeysuckle with underlying aromas of gardenia and jasmine. A warm subtle hint of oak runs onto the palate where the scents continue to deepen into enticing flavors. Explosions of pineapple and peach meld with intoxicating apricot and melon. The mouth is treated to a chewy lush and dynamic feel that leaves a lasting sweet impression.

Arrowood Chardonnay 2003

This bottle is exceptionally bright and full of fruit flavors. Juicy green apple, peach and melon are blended exquisitely with a fresh acidic note. This wine flows with a creamy full texture and a sweet balance of flavors. The acidic bite lingers on the palate and melds with a finish of oak and spice.

Arrowood Chardonnay 2001

This bottle opens up with a warm golden tone and a fresh fruit nose. Rich bursting aromas of apple, melon and peach are off set with a hit of sweet citrus. The wine is creamy velvet on the palate with exotic melon and apple flavors dancing around a baked bread note. This is a deliciously complex and enticing wine that lingers on the mouth and delivers with its promises of fruit sensations.

Arrowood Chardonnay 2000

This Arrowhead special pours into the glass with lashings of fresh fruit revealing on the nose. Lush pineapple with a hint of spice and undertones of peach deepen throughout the bouquet and flow onto the palate. This silky full wine delivers a bold fruit finish and leaves a lingering impression on the mouth.

Arrowood Chardonnay 1999

The 1999 vintage is a classic Arrowhead with overflowing fruit sensations both on the nose and the palate. To begin the nose invites and intrigues with pineapple, ripe pear and apples layered upon sweet orange blossom. Notes of honeysuckle and creamy vanilla add depth and complexity to the bottle. On the palate fresh peach, melon and apricot dazzle with a soft note of oak complementing the fruit. A lasting balanced finish completes the wine.