While on our road trip to the Pacific Northwest in June, we had the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting at the beautiful Arrowood Vineyards estate.
We’ve had the pleasure of tasting a few of Arrowood wines while participating in their Prime Pairings campaign over the past few months. From sipping on their Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon while enjoying a California Portobello Burger or appetizers of Lamb Carpaccio Crostini with a Blackberry Balsamic Drizzle and serving glasses of their Proprietary Red Blend while feasting on Red Wine Braised Short Rib Ragu, it all left us intrigued to learn more about Arrowood Vineyards.
To celebrate our 10 year anniversary, we set off on a 12-day road trip to the Pacific Northwest with our first stop being in Northern California wine country. My friends at Arrowood Vineyards treated us to an incredible wine tasting experience at their property in Glen Ellen. A beautiful tasting room with a wraparound veranda sits nestled on the hillside with a beautiful view everywhere you look. Arrowood is known for crafting some of the most distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon that Sonoma County has to offer. To enjoy this exquisite tasting experience, reservations are required, but well worth it!
What really makes Arrowood Vineyards unique is that they craft top notch Cabernet Sauvignon’s from 3 different valleys; Knights Valley, Alexander Valley & Sonoma Valley, to create a robust collection of fine wines. Thus, making the tasting experience quite unique. While you may find yourself favoring one wine over another, when it comes down to it, they were all so good making it impossible to pick out an ultimate favorite. We really enjoyed the Smothers-Remick Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon and found it paired well with the charcuterie board provided.
After we got done with our initial tasting, we headed out to explore a bit of the vineyards and check out the status of the grapes. I won’t lie, I heard a mention of a snake being there at one point in time and that’s all I could think of. My head was on a swivel, but I didn’t let that stop me from enjoying this experience. There’s something to be said for actually being on the land where the grapes are growing and then tasting a glass of their wine to really appreciate the time, effort and craft it takes to produce a bottle.
If you enjoy big, bold Cabernet Sauvignon’s, I couldn’t recommend stopping at Arrowood Vineyards enough. There’s no doubt why they’re considered a top notch winery and I’m so appreciative to experience tasting a majority of their wine varietals.
*This post is sponsored by Arrowood Vineyards, but all opinions are 100% my own. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that help make this blog possible!
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