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2011 Arnot-Roberts Pinot Noir Peter Martin Ray Vineyard
- San Francisco Bay
- Santa Cruz Mountains
Community Tasting Notes 19
kherrick Likes this wine: (94 points)
October 9, 2016 - At first i was disappointed. Huge wholecluster nose, but tart and tight on the palate. with 3/4 btl left, I put the cork back in and drank it later with dinner. in the few hours that it sat, it transformed. the fruit became ripe, sweet, and open; while the wholecluster gave it a beautiful floral quality. very balanced and moderate alcohol.
May 13, 2016 - Reduction initially, then nose is muted, although with slight cola, black cherries, but also a vegetal note, like fresh rhubarb. Very lean in the mouth, with slight green tannins and acidic finish. Disjointed at this stage. 12.5% abv.
Mike Dildine Likes this wine: (92 points)
February 19, 2016 - 12.5% abv. Medium ruby red, moderate aromatics. Raspberry, black cherry, cranberry and forest floor on the palate. Light and lively with great focus. Medium depth, good length. Should age beautifully.
walkerjfw wrote: (92 points)
September 26, 2015 - In OCNJ for Race weekend, been a couple years since I visited this wine...
Consistent with prior notes: "Medium garnet color, nose has dark fruits, earth, barnyard. Medium body wine, restrained and elegant. Black cherry flavors, tart raspberry. Savory herbs and a hint of lavender on the finish."
About where we left it last time, seems to be hanging in there with a few more years at this level.. Opened up nicely in the glass, splash decant helped, would give it more air time for next bottle.
Not Valerie's style, rest of the group loved it1 person found this helpful Comment
DaButtah Likes this wine: (93 points)
August 9, 2015 - Decanted for 6 hours and it needed all of it to even start to open up. This is something that will be really special in a few years but almost painfully young right now.2 people found this helpful Comment
Pro Reviews 4
By Antonio Galloni
Sonoma...A Thrill a Minute (Jul 2013) (link)
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By Josh Raynolds
May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)
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By Richard Jennings
2/4/2013 (link) 92 points
(Arnot-Roberts Pinot Noir Peter Martin Ray Vineyard) Medium dark cherry red color; very appealing, sous bois, rosehips nose; tasty, sous bois, rosehips, mineral, Burgundian palate; medium-plus finish (100% whole cluster)
By Richard Jennings
3/19/2012 (link) 91 points
(Arnot-Roberts Pinot Noir Peter Martin Ray Vineyard) Barrel sample - dark cherry red color; lifted, floral, heirloom, roses, forest floor nose; tasty, tart red fruit, rosehips palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish 91-92+ points
- Vintage 2011
- Type Red
- Producer Arnot-Roberts
- Varietal Pinot Noir
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Peter Martin Ray Vineyard
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion San Francisco Bay
- Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 89 (56%)
- Consumed 69 (44%)
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