White

2011 Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2013 - 2018 (Edit)
CT89.9 41 reviews
2011
2011
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Community Tasting Notes 37

  • 560 B&W Likes this wine: (93 points)

    June 9, 2016 - PnP. Superb lift and minerality. Has at least 3 more years. 12.7%

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  • mkmast wrote: (94 points)

    April 2, 2016 - Wow. Wow. Wow. Not what I was expecting. I purchased a few bottles of A-R a few years ago and didn't fall in love but this was my first chardonnay. I'm a bit of an acid-head so this wine was right in my wheelhouse. Probably the most acid-driven chard I have had and definitely not the typical Cali chard. Lemony and tart, it reminds me of Chablis in a cool vintage but still has a clear terroir of Santa Cruz. Great balance. Love it.

  • vanpe003 wrote:

    December 28, 2015 - No detailed notes, but more integrated, not as bracing, as the bottle I had a few years ago. Burgundian in character.

  • jeffreylubowski Likes this wine: (91 points)

    December 22, 2015 - Taster below nailed it. Zesty citrus lemon lime. Acid almost searing but there is enough fruit and mostly minerality to keep it from being over the top. The most chablisienne ca chard you will find.

  • Habacomike Likes this wine: (92 points)

    September 17, 2015 - This is, by far, one of the best Chardonnay's I've had from California. Great acidity, lots of lemon, little oak. If you like big California Chardonnay, you will NOT like this. It is definitely in the style of a French Chablis.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/4/2013 (link) 93 points

    (Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains) Very light cloudy lemon yellow color; ripe lemon, lightly saline, vanilla, Puligny-Montrachet-like nose; tasty, rich but poised, tart lemon, mineral, saline palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish (from 30 yr old dry farmed vines on sandy loam soil)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type White
  • Producer Arnot-Roberts
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 101 (46%)
  • Consumed 120 (54%)

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