Marietta's husband, Arme, lived, worked and fished throughout Alexander Valley, the Yorkville Highlands and the McDowell Valley. From Marietta's vineyards in those same valleys, the winemakers combine the best of what these sites offer to create a unique Cabernet Sauvignon. This approachable but incredibly serious wine is representative of excellent site selection and innovative winemaking.
Composed of 86% Cabernet, 7% Malbec, 5% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot and aged for 20 months in neutral barrels, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Arme has a deep garnet-purple color and is scented of cassis, baked blackberries and black pepper with hints of earth, pencil shavings, mocha. Full-bodied, muscular and concentrated in the mouth, it has firm, chewy tannins and a spicy finish.
[Robert Parker/Wine Advocate]