Two Wineries Linked by History
2103 Rose Cuvée, Sonoma Valley, Amapola Creek Estate Vineyard

Following a recent visit to the estate, wine writer Dan Berger featured Amapola Creek in his article entitled "Two wineries linked by history," that appeared in The Press Democrat. A link to the clip is attached.


“Amapola Creek is a small, prestige winery in Sonoma Valley whose owners, Richard and Alis Arrowood, are making remarkable strides.


Among their top wines is a stellar Cabernet Sauvignon, a terrific Syrah, dramatic Zinfandel, and a superb Chardonnay."


The Press Democrat is a local, daily newspaper based in Santa Rosa, CA, with additional bureaus in Petaluma and Ukiah, CA. The paper covers local, regional and national news of interest to residents of Northern California. Dan Berger lives in Sonoma County, where he publishes “Vintage Experiences,” a weekly wine newsletter.


The Tasting Pannel
2010 Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley, Monte Rosso Vineyard, Viñas Antiguas

“92. Amapola Creek 2010 Zinfandel, Monte Rosso Vineyards, Vinas Antiguas, Sonoma Valley ($42) Chocolate cherry-blueberry jams only so far: Enter a searing acidity and fresh aaah. Spiced with cracked pepper and nutmeg to pique the taste buds but softens with grilled meats and fatty foods, red sauce or a hunk of cheese. This dry-farmed Zin from 118-year-old vines is from legendary winemaker Dick Arrowood."

By Meridith May, Publishers Picks

91 Points - The Wine Advocate
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley, Amapola Creek Estate Vineyard

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon flows across the palate with layers of deeply expressive dark fruit. Sophisticated and impeccably balanced from start to finish, the 2009 shows a polished side of Sonoma Valley Cabernet that is quite rare. Readers who enjoy more tertiary notes may want to hold the 2009 for another year or more, but it is already quite tasty and expressive. Hints of savory herbs and pencil shavings add complexity on the juicy, resonant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021. - April 2013

By Antonio Galloni

America's grape
2010 Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley, Monte Rosso Vineyard, Viñas Antiguas

Wine writer Bill St. John recommended the 2010 Monte Rosso Zinfandel in his article entitled "America's grape," that appeared in the Chicago Tribune: “2010 Amapola Creek Monte Rosso Vineyards Sonoma Valley: Off 118-year-old vines that yield grapes in meager amounts; Christmas cake flavors with pops of licorice and cola; super seductive for the way it's different at each sniff or sip."


Sunday is Father's Day. Peter Gianotti of the Long Island Newsday recommends a few ways to celebrate Dad's many attributes in his Drinks column. He tags our 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon as the “Future Dad – the purple-hued, concentrated 2008 Amapola Creek Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a decade-plus ahead of it.”