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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 3 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2007 vintage.)
ProducerArnot-Roberts (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
VineyardBugay Vineyard
SubRegionSonoma County
AppellationSonoma County

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2016 and 2025 (based on 1 user opinion)

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Community Tasting Notes (average 92 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 8 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Mike Dildine on 8/17/2015 & rated 93 points: 13.7% abv. Dark ruby. Focused and concentrated claret aromas and favors. Excellent depth and length. A bit of a tannic edge tells me that this wine continues on the ascent. Very nice to drink right now, however! (659 views)
 Tasted by Mike Dildine on 10/25/2014 & rated 94 points: 13.7% abv. Medium dark ruby. Expressive and penetrating claret aromas. On the palate cassis, leather and a little minty spice. Flavored are intense, but show finesse and balance. Great depth, nice and long. Excellent now and will improve. (1056 views)
 Tasted by wgmccallum on 8/7/2012 & rated 95 points: Dark garnet, almost opaque, long lasting legs, aroma of fresh cherries, freezer jam, with a hint of dusty pepper, pure fruit taste with an amazing smooth rich rolling feel, deep tannins containing the acid, very broad on the tongue with a tangy finish. Different aromas and flavors with each sip: heath, glue, pure delicious juice, espresso. (4336 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 7/26/2012: Bay leaf and a savoriness on the nose. Fruit too. Black and brambly fruit. Pronouced nose. Quick palate, just opened, short finish. Opening up. We shall see. (3449 views)
 Tasted by dzop on 6/29/2012 & rated 87 points: Light and lively, not at all overripe or blousy; yet sweet, simple, and oaky. Way worse than when tasted at the winery. Big disappointment at this price point, though not a "bad" wine. (3812 views)
 Tasted by zscheiner on 4/28/2012 & rated 91 points: Visit to Arnot-Roberts (Arnot-Roberts, Sonoma, CA): Ripe blackberry and cassis nose. Medium to full bodied with medium acidity. Black plum and blackberry fruit is a bit deeper than the Fellom Ranch and moderate tannins provide significantly more structure. Really tasty but probably better in a few years. (3680 views)

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By Josh Raynolds
Vinous, May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162
(Arnot-Roberts Cabernet Sauvignon Bugay Vineyard Sonoma County) Subscribe to see review text.
By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, The Best of Sonoma (Feb 2012)
(Arnot-roberts Cabernet Sauvignon Bugay Vineyard Sonoma County) Subscribe to see review text.
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