2010 Arnot-Roberts Syrah Clary Ranch


  • USA
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  • > Sonoma County
  • > Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 18

  • Mike Dildine Likes this wine: (92 points)

    July 25, 2014 - 12.2% abv. Medium dark ruby. Expressive, very herbal aromas. On the palate, this wine is lean and edgy featuring leather, smoke, herbs and blue-black fruit. Nicely balanced, good depth and medium long aftertaste. This wine is a dead ringer for a Northern Rhone (Hermitage)? Very enjoyable. Led by winemakers like Arnot-Roberts, California is demonstrating it can compete and compete well with the best of France in lighter, lower alcohol wines. I have one bottle left, which I'll probably hang on to for a few years.

  • jtinto Likes this wine: (92 points)

    November 16, 2013 - A delicate style of Syrah. Less ripe, but the tannins are perfectly finessed. No green notes. Elevated acid. 12.2% ABV.

  • Screameagle Likes this wine: (89 points)

    August 28, 2013 - A well made wine but not our cup of tea. Could easily have been picked as a French wine if tasted blind.

  • RobertDwyer Likes this wine: (93 points)

    July 16, 2013 - As predicted earlier this year, I couldn't resist opening a second bottle of this. Such a satisfying glass of wine at just 12.2% alcohol. Would be difficult to discern from a Rhone wine blind, but with an intriguing hint of new world sunshine. Tasted alongside an '04 Donjon CdP and the markings were so similar it was striking. This was much lighter but still - very similar flavor profiles. Great stuff.

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  • SonomaWilliam wrote: (93 points)

    July 12, 2013 - One of the most stunning domestics Syrah's I have had, and exceeded many from N Rhone tasting the other night.
    Incredible opulent nose, great body, structure, balance, comparable with N Rhone. Lots of life in this left, but very drinkable now, and I lean towards consuming while fresher. Sadly none left to re-taste day 2.

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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 99 (70%)
  • Consumed 42 (30%)

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