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2011 Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 31
doubledoc wrote: (94 points)
November 15, 2014 - Motherfu*king lightning lemon sour zappers mixed sea salt dipped maybe not seasalt but some other mineral rockyness but not like wuss rocky 1 rocky but badass rocky 4 rocky where even tho the russian (drago) beat apollo to dead rocky train hard in russia with pureness that allow him to defeat and make message about glastnost. do you even remember when he drove through that tunnel or when he was training in russia and did those intense sit ups and also ran in front of the car and then ran up the mountain and got to the top and yelled at the top and it made you feel as though even though detroit was failing but we were still ok (i.e., specific metaphor for the pre (and post)-soviet decline of western hedonistic culture and manufacturing prowess we still felt strong and could release movies like gung ho without irony.
lemon, smoke, salt, acid, crazy good, lip smacking
Halloween set: crazy, weird, different. your happy, may want to repeat, change "recreation" if needed
September 21, 2014 - PopnPour, tasted over 3 hrs
-translucent light gold with green tinge
-sour lemon, slight funk
-mouth-watering acidity, searing minerality on ripe and slightly sweet lemony mid-palate, power without weight, excellent length
-thrilling dynamic wine loaded with tension, very reminiscent of a Chablis in a riper vintage
February 17, 2014 - Much more enjoyable than my last experience of this wine. Weightier, more substantial, though certainly not ponderous, it seemed to have added dimension. Still dominated, according to my tastebuds, by lemon flavors but on this occasion they were fleshier, deeper, and consequently more interesting. Some distinctly floral characteristics made an appearance, and whereas the last bottle disappointed me I liked this one very much.
markydecker Likes this wine: (94 points)
January 26, 2014 - Consistent with previous note. Wish I had purchased more of this, it's a phenomenal Chardonnay for those who like them unaltered by too much oak. Very enjoyable!
wineretriever wrote: (90 points)
November 5, 2013 - Lemon, green apple, overripe pear, white flowers, and a hint of smoke on the nose. Lemon and tart green apple with notes white stone on the palate, which is framed by medium plus acidity. Very enjoyable wine.
Pro Reviews 3
By Antonio Galloni
Sonoma...A Thrill a Minute (Jul 2013) (link)
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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)
- 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
- Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
- In Cellars 109 (54%)
- Consumed 90 (45%)