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2009 Red Wine


Tasting Notes

Combines ripe plum and blueberry character with touches of cedar & tobacco. Deep and persistent, with a foundation of earth-laced tannins. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. Best from 2014 through 2024. 180 cases made. –JL

Aromatically complex and inviting, the 2009 Arrow&Branch Red Wine exhibits notes of sandalwood, perfume, and black pepper. Boasting incredible color, the nose is harmoniously fruity and floral, reminiscent of rose hips and olallieberry jam. A compelling vein of rich, moist loam and dried porcini winds into the palate. Here earth gives way to fruit and we find ripe cherries and sweet, dark cassis. The wine is agile on the tongue; ample, fresh and lithe. The judicious use of oak ensures an attractive spice, toast, and vanillin that dance about the wine. Primarily Cabernet Franc, it is a classic, medium to full bodied beauty that can be enjoyed upon release and will improve over the next 8-10 years.
- Jennifer Williams, Arrow&Branch Winemaker 

At a Glance

Grape Varieties:

83% Cabernet Franc
10% Cabernet Sauvignon
5.6% Petit Verdot
1% Merlot
0.4% Malbec

Harvest Date:
September 21 - October 20, 2009

Produced: 180 cases


Coombsville, Napa Valley

Barrel Aging:
20 months in all French Oak barrels, 65% new