When you pop open an Alexander Valley cabernet, you expect a full mouthfeel and well balanced fruit. The Arbios Cabernet brings something slightly atypical. It is clear that this winery is trying to bring a little bit of Bordeaux to the land of in your face, fruit forward Cabernet.
Arriving to rave reviews is the new Foggy Valley Pinot Noir. This exciting wine hails from a renowned Anderson Valley vineyard in Mendocino County, not too far to the north and west of Geyserville. The high quality fruit on this 2008 vintage was a special opportunity during the recent business downturn.
Tantalizing the palate, this savory wine opens with a little fresh clove and caramel on the nose and tip of the tongue. A perfect balance of dark red cherries and cranberry flavors flows sprightly across your mouth. A slight sweetness of flavor and a mouth-watering finish beg for the next sip.
If you are a fan of fruity Russian River Pinot Noir, you will probably enjoy this wine. At the same time, a nice minerality is reminiscent of the Burgundy region of France, the origin of Pinot Noir. With the spice from 100% French Oak, 30% new, the wine is also very food friendly, with low alcohol at 13.5%. This standout wine has good acidity to enjoy with food, yet is soft and luscious enough to sip and sip again.
A stunning value at only $24, better hurry on this one, there were only 155 cases made. Speaking of cases, the case price is a real deal at $288 minus a minimum 10% case discount of $28.80, even more if you’re a Locals Club Member!