2010 Arnot-Roberts Syrah Clary Ranch


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
Drink between 2013 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • acyso wrote: (88 points)

    March 9, 2017 - Dinner at 90 Miles (Chicago, IL): This is a peppercorn bomb of both white and black. The nose also shows a bit of green olive salinity as well. On the palate, the wine does come off a little bit thin, with an odd touch of strawberry juice intertwined with the other characters which makes it a little bit disjoint. My biggest question here is how this is going to age: while this is a fine wine now, it doesn't seem to have enough stuffing on the palate from ripeness to hold for the long haul. Which is perhaps one of my objections with the "new wave" California producers -- to my palate, it seems that they pick earlier to make wine in a lighter, low-alcohol style, which is to me commendable, but often these wines would benefit from a touch more fruit and ripeness.

  • 560 B&W Likes this wine: (95 points)

    September 24, 2016 - Fantastic, with another year in bottle bringing out more complexity without losing any fruit. 12.2%

  • Nyccablover Likes this wine:

    August 5, 2016 - Based on the results from the last bottle decided to give this a decant before drinking. After two hours in the decanter - first sip was a bit shrill - lots of acid - not much else. Followed this one glass for quite a while as the drinking was not too easy. By the four hour mark - the wine just blossomed like a flower. Savory but with a finish of black cherry, then later plum and tar. The last glass was incredible! My conclusion is that you need to give this way more air than expected in order to appreciate its charms - consumed directly from bottle it is tight, acidic and savory, but four hours in the decanter reveals the beautiful dark fruit and tertiary notes.

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  • Nyccablover wrote:

    June 19, 2016 - Thinking this may be an off bottle. Nose has kind of a meaty funk that is just a shade too much to be appealing. On the palate the wine is drinking very tight - not expressive. Same on day 1 and day 2. Hoping the other 3 in my cellar will be better.

  • Cote d'Or wrote:

    April 2, 2016 - Quick taste on PopnPour. Moderately aromatic black pepper meaty funk, med+ acidity, med- weight, relatively complex olive tapenade charcuterie savory components dominate with some dark berry, med/med- chalky tannins. Drinking very well and typical for A-R high altitude syrah in a good drinking window now with no hurry.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Arnot-Roberts
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Clary Ranch
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 85 (55%)
  • Consumed 70 (45%)

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