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2013 Arnot-Roberts Trousseau North Coast

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7/3/2015 - Bbaldinger wrote: 91 points

The group was split. Some thought too light. I thought beautiful bouquet and pretty.

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2014 Arnot-Roberts Touriga Nacional Rosé Luchsinger Vineyard

Red Hills Lake County more

7/2/2015 - MC2 Wines wrote: NR

Slightly different than my first bottle in that I had a nice fruit flavor coming this time and while the acidity is wonderful, it's not overdone. Warm summer evening and this wine was just perfect for that. More of a citrus version or maybe some unripe fruit. But still there and more full-bodied than I had expected it to be. Still, not overpowering and very good. Would buy again.

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2009 Arnot-Roberts Cabernet Sauvignon Fellom Ranch

Santa Cruz Mountains more

6/30/2015 - Tire-bouchon Griffin Likes this wine: 95 points

Un Cabernet Californien qui ne s’impose pas en lourdeur malgré sa puissance. Il impressionne par son intensité avec ses arômes de mûre, de tabac, de fleurs et de cèdre. En bouche on se laisse séduire par ses tannins fins, la souplesse et la texture velouté de ce beau vin. Des saveurs de cerise amère et ce cacao sont en évidence dans ce californien au beau potentiel de garde.

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White

2012 Arnot-Roberts Ribolla Gialla Vare Vineyard

Napa Valley more

7/1/2015 - wineismylife wrote: 91 points

WIML91

Tasted non blind.

Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of perfume, tangerine and talc. Flavors of sherry, blood orange and minerals. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink now.

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2013 Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Trout Gulch Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

6/30/2015 - jeffreylubowski Likes this wine: 92 points

Anyone who says they would get this blind as a new world is a liar. Total chablis style. Leesy. Saline. Minerals. Oyster shells.. So acidic it almost Hurts. Not for acid reflux folks. Reminds me of a young piuze. No other CA producers are doing this style. Even the unoaked trend doesn't produce a single wine remotely close to this. The Watson is so close to this that I'm not sure that's not the smarter buy.

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2007 Arnot-Roberts Syrah California

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4/16/2015 - loren_elliott Likes this wine: NR

Great with pork shoulder!

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2013 Arnot-Roberts Syrah Que Syrah

Sonoma Coast more

6/27/2015 - Rollerball wrote: 95 points

Tasting with Duncan Meyers of Arnot Roberts (Ordinaire): Sublime bouquet of charcoal and spice, bitter melon, cactus. An utterly moving and engagingly wild wine, deep with fruit and pepper and with the sorts of complexity that are naturally driven by a long season of slow, steady, fog-tempered ripening. Comes at you from multiple ends of multiple spectra.

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2011 Arnot-Roberts Cabernet Sauvignon Fellom Ranch

Santa Cruz Mountains more

6/27/2015 - Rollerball wrote: 92 points

Tasting with Duncan Meyers of Arnot Roberts (Ordinaire): Of the '09-'10-'11 Arnot-Roberts Fellom Ranch Cabs, this stands out for its touch of smoke on the bouquet and how it feels softer and ripe on the front but then firms up on the tail. A ripe and sweet wine against its stems. It's lusciously bitter like a dark chocolate truffle but also surprises with celery and other nuances and that surprising structure bringing up the rear. Best 2017-2021.

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2010 Arnot-Roberts Cabernet Sauvignon Fellom Ranch

Santa Cruz Mountains more

6/27/2015 - Rollerball wrote: 92 points

Tasting with Duncan Meyers of Arnot Roberts (Ordinaire): The 2010 is the most classic of the three ('09, '10, '11) and threads the needle with great balance but with less personality than the 2009.

The bouquet is immediately higher-toned and saltier than the 2009 but this is fresh, classic, and lively. Impeccably balanced and detailed, showing off the perfect vintage. Well-placed stems and whole clusters complement the spicy nose. More reliant on tannins for its structure than the '09. Still long in the finish, but that's where this lacks just a little something, devolving into light strawberries and alcohol; even a touch astringent. HOLD. Drink 2018-2025

Fellom Ranch is next to Montebello.

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2009 Arnot-Roberts Cabernet Sauvignon Fellom Ranch

Santa Cruz Mountains more

6/27/2015 - Rollerball wrote: 94 points

Tasting with Duncan Meyers of Arnot Roberts (Ordinaire): My favorite of a Fellom Ranch '09-'10-'11 vertical, this warm, dark, accessible, and just-perfectly-ripened wine introduces itself with a stunning bouquet of perfectly ripened berries and dark chocolate and then offers an unstoppable palate of deep, dark, persistent cabernet notes with inviting structure and plenty of backbone. Long, long sophisticated finish. Drink now through at least 2020.

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2010 Arnot-Roberts Old Vine White Compagni-Portis Vineyard

Sonoma Valley White Blend more

6/27/2015 - Rollerball wrote: 94 points

Tasting with Duncan Meyers of Arnot Roberts (Ordinaire): Super exciting with a perfume to breathe all day long. Daring, harmonious flavors of citrus, potato chip, grass, flashes of lime, hard candy. Long finish drips down the corners of the tongue.

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2014 Arnot-Roberts Touriga Nacional Rosé Luchsinger Vineyard

Red Hills Lake County more

6/27/2015 - Rollerball wrote: 91 points

Tasting with Duncan Meyers of Arnot Roberts (Ordinaire): Sweet nose leads to a crisp, salty, slightly-chewy rose with a beautifully dry finish.

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2014 Arnot-Roberts Touriga Nacional Rosé Luchsinger Vineyard

Red Hills Lake County more

6/28/2015 - jdunlap Likes this wine: 90 points

No formal notes as this wine was served at a lunch party. Will say that it is a lovely rose and wonderful for summer drinking. Must buy more next year.

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2013 Arnot-Roberts Syrah Clary Ranch

Sonoma Coast more

6/27/2015 - wgmccallum Does not like this wine: 87 points

Dusty aroma with elusive mushroom and berry notes. Sharp bright fruit on the palate, almost a hint of spritz, a bit thin on the mid-palate, strong acidic finish. One-dimensional. 50 + 15 + 15 + 7. Going to give it a second night. [Second night was no better ... I'm puzzled by the other ratings for this bottle. Maybe I have a bad one.]

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2011 Arnot-Roberts Syrah Griffin's Lair

Sonoma Coast more

6/25/2015 - Mrp2008 wrote: 92 points

Sailing along nicely. Tannin still present and needs 2 hours to really open up. Looks like a huge Syrah but drinks much lighter. A bit of saline. Nice

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White

2011 Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains

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6/24/2015 - slanum wrote: NR

Bright and lively. Zesty lemon with a mildly buttery tone to it. Well done on the acidity front--mouthwatering. Everything is in balance. If it were more complex it would deserve to be compared to a fine Chablis. Excellent.

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2013 Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Trout Gulch Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

6/22/2015 - Pierre-Yves wrote: 89 points

Great acidity, some roundness lactic, no noticeable oak. Freshness, great minerality and precision, with some flower on top of it.
Liked it very much.

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Rosť

2014 Arnot-Roberts Touriga Nacional Rosé Luchsinger Vineyard

Red Hills Lake County more

6/22/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

Translucent pale peach, bright vibrant juicy saline, light weight but sappy, excellent and more dynamic than last bottle.

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2013 Arnot-Roberts Pinot Noir Legan Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

6/23/2015 - Dicker wrote: 92 points

- Garnet color.

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2013 Arnot-Roberts Syrah Clary Ranch

Sonoma Coast more

6/21/2015 - Rieslingfan wrote: NR

Starts a little prickly, but 15 minutes of air and that is gone. It remains on the higher acid end of the spectrum, but the more air it gets the more the dark berry fruit, smoke, pepper and meaty elements emerge. I enjoyed this over the course of a few hours, but I want to cellar the rest for several years.

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2013 Arnot-Roberts Syrah North Coast

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6/21/2015 - Anonymous wrote: NR

Meaty, racy syrah, w/ high acid. Black pepper with loads of olives. Great food wine.

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White

2013 Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Trout Gulch Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

6/21/2015 - SMZ wrote: 90 points

I'm definitely the outlier here, but this seems more like a Sauvignon Blanc than a Chardonnay. Citrus and tropical notes. Not really my style.

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2010 Arnot-Roberts Syrah Clary Ranch

Sonoma Coast more

6/20/2015 - Keith Levenberg wrote: NR

"Clary Ranch, how can I help you!"
"Hello! Can we get a few tons of syrah grapes?"
"Sorry, mister. All out of syrah. How about some nice, juicy olives?"
"Olives?"
"You bet. Finest olives this side of the Mediterranean."
"Thanks, but we were kind of looking to make some wine...."
"Wine, you say! Well, that's just perfect! These'll make the greatest olive wine you've ever tasted! I guarantee it!"
"Olive wine? Is there such a thing?"
"Sure! Why not? You gotcher grape wine, rice wine, dandelion wine, why not olive wine? Mister, when you've got olives as tasty and juicy as these, there's nothing you can't do with 'em!"
"I dunno.... Are you sure you're all out of syrah?"
"Son, I'll tell you what. I've got one last bowl of syrah grapes in the back. I was gonna have 'em myself for lunch, but if you wanna take three barrels of olives off my hands, I'll throw in them there grapes for free. And if that doesn't make the finest olive wine or syrah or whatever it is you wanna call it, then my name isn't Oliver McOliveson!"

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2012 Arnot-Roberts Pinot Noir Legan Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

6/17/2015 - jeffreylubowski Likes this wine: 92 points

Dead ringer for a marsannay. Bright red fruit. Raspberry strawberry. Crisp. Crunchy. Lots of acid. Feral almost. Decant. Excellent like just about every wine from these guys.

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White

2012 Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Trout Gulch Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

6/14/2015 - jdunlap Likes this wine: 91 points

See previous notes for details.

PS, I enjoyed this wine more the second night with its crisp green apple acidity and sea salt combo!

Served with charred shishito peppers w/sea salt and a lovely green salad. Great combination.

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