Hot Damn! Tiny allocations, HUGE Scoring 2016 Arnot Robert Release!

Posted on: 08/1/18 12:00 PM

Arnot Roberts

Rev your engines because we’re about to release some of the most sought after wines from the cult California game: Arnot-Roberts! Watch out though, these high scoring beauties are going to go FAST (don’t they always?) as we’re limited to only just a few cases of each!!

Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts met as kids in elementary school and years later partnered up to re-define what California wine could be. Since 2001 they have struck awe-inspiring critical and commercial success becoming one of the most progressive and revolutionary wineries in the Golden State. Winemaking at Arnot-Roberts is rooted with an eye towards the Old World which means you always have native fermentations, little or no new oak, and whole-cluster inclusion for their red wines. Their chardonnay is fermented in stainless steel and then aged in neutral wood – with a nod to their influence (and love for) Dauvissat and Raveneau.

Today we are very, very lucky to offer their VERY, VERY limited 2016 releases. Do not hesitate because these guys are going to disappear FAST!

2016 Arnot-Roberts Trout Gulch Chardonnay

“The 2016 Chardonnay Trout Gulch is wonderfully polished, nuanced and transparent. Lemon peel, white flowers, mint and chalk notes give the Trout Gulch its distinctive, bright flavor profile. In some years, the Trout Gulch has leaned towards the more austere of the Chardonnay spectrum. The 2016 has all the energy of the more tightly wound vintages, but with a bit more textural resonance that is the result of the wine having spent more time on its lees during aging.” 96 Points, Antonio Galloni

2016 Arnot-Roberts Clary Ranch Syrah

“The 2016 Syrah Clary Ranch is dense, powerful and meaty, but very much in the Arnot-Roberts style built on restraint. Beams of tannin enshroud a core of inky blue/purplish fruit. There is so much potential here, but readers will have to be patient to allow that to fully emerge. Rose petal, lavender, mint and blood orange add brightness.” 95 Points, Antonio Galloni

2016 Arnot-Roberts Que Vineyard Syrah

“A huge, powerful wine, the 2016 Syrah Que Syrah Vineyard marries massive fruit density and unctuousness with the cool-climate, savory qualities that are so typical of the Arnot-Roberts Syrahs. Game, smoke, chocolate, tobacco, licorice and incense all give the wine its exotic, wild personality.” 96 Points, Antonio Galloni

2015 Arnot-Roberts Clajeux Cabernet Sauvignon

“The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Clajeux Vineyard, from a site in Chalk Hill, is fabulous. Fresh, aromatic and surprisingly light on its feet, the Clajeux packs a real punch. Wild flowers, chalk and white pepper are some of the many notes that give the 2015 an unusual sense of lift and brightness that is unusual in 2015.” 96 Points, Antonio Galloni

Posted in Reserve List By Tim Sellon