408 - Rare 10th Anniversary 3-Liters in Wooden Display Boxes

Arkenstone Vineyards

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  • 2 bottles of Napa Valley wine

The 2015 vintage marks the 10th vintage of Arkenstone estate wines. To celebrate, Arkenstone is offering two very limited 3-liter bottles of estate wines: 2015 Arkenstone Estate Red Blend and 2015 Estate Sauvignon Blanc.

As a small production winery, they bottle very few 3-liters each year. The 2015 vintage, although an extremely beautiful one, gave lighter-than-normal yields throughout Napa Valley, leaving them with even less wine for large format bottling. 

The 2015 vintage also marked winemaker Sam Kaplan's 10th anniversary with Arkenstone. From the rocky, volcanic soils high up on Howell Mountain, he crafts extremely well-balanced, layered and complex wines. His attention to detail in the vineyards, as well as the cellar, are exquisitely reflected in these wines. The Estate Red Blend and Estate Sauvignon Blanc are a stunning representation of Howell Mountain Arkenstone terroir.

The Arkenstone Estate Red Blend is comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot. Aged 22 months in 85 percent new French oak, bottle aged 15 months and this wine will be released September 2018. The Arkenstone Estate Sauvignon Blanc is comprised of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Aged 11 months sur lies in French oak and concrete egg, this wine is bottle-aged 15 months.

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