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2010 Arnot-Roberts Syrah Clary Ranch
- Sonoma County
- Sonoma Coast
Community Tasting Notes 23
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.
Mike Dildine Likes this wine: (93 points)
October 10, 2015 - 12.2% abv. Very dark ruby, expressive aromas. On the palate, dark fruit, blood, smoke and stone. Good depth and intensity, lingering aftertaste. This is an extremely distinctive wine from a famously cool vineyard. Will continue to improve.
560 B&W wrote: (93 points)
July 21, 2015 - PnP. Exuberant nose and delightful balance. Might be 94. 12.2%
July 4, 2015 - When I had this wine three years ago I was mighty impressed and found all sorts of telltale Syrah characteristics. With a moderate amount of age on it this particular bottle has settled way down--it took time and air to bring out subtle notes of leather and olive, and the wine remained remained gentle and reserved until the end. Although there was no "wow factor" of the sort that comes with some of my favorite Rhone wines, this was not a big fat "Californian-style" blob. Much less of the olives than the 6/20 note. Pleasantly low alcohol. Good.
Keith Levenberg wrote:
June 20, 2015 - "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?"
"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!"2 people found this helpful Comment
Pro Reviews 2
- 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
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 99 (65%)
- Consumed 54 (35%)