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Community Tasting Notes (14) Avg Score: 89.6 points

  • Deep burgundy; the most appealing aspect of this wine is its lip smacking acidity which was truly mouthwatering; the nose showed prominent brandied cherry and herbs: the palate offers herbal elements, cherry and strawberry flavors which evolve through a spicy phase into the acidic, lightly tannic finish. Thin from a body perspective with average length. Less complex on day 2.

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  • 12.5% abv, deep Burgundy red. Red fruit and baking spice on the nose. The palate is dominated by dark fruit and a strong tannic edge. I'm going to wait awhile on my final two bottles.

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  • Maybe it's in the awkward phase now. Funky nose. Smells like dirty feet. Maybe corked bottle, not sure. Disappointing.

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  • No formal notes, but here's my impression: Well made, intense dark fruit, pretty extreme in whole cluster character and very complex. Very compelling and has the stuff to age. Initially tasted blind, at a winery, with Pinot Noir producers. No one thought this was a Pinot. Also, at this point, this wine shows zero vineyard character from what is a unique, and one of my favorite, Pinot Noir vineyards in California. Maybe, hopefully, time will change that. Duane Cronin, Frank Ashton and Ian Brand manged to make compelling PMR PNs. I would think the A-R guys, with their resources, would improve on that. Not sure they did, not sure how they could by using 100% whole cluster.

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  • Rather unmemorable. Had it with a flight of 4 other pinots including Anthill Farms, Brewer-Clifton, Demetria, Rivers Marie and really did not stand out as much as I expected having heard the raves with the AR style. Did not decant but opened a few hours prior to drinking. It's good and definitely on the subtle side of the fruit spectrum but not overly earthy. How else can I express how pedestrian this wine was drinking? I admire what these guys are doing but the more I drink their wines the more I realize the subtlety is lost on my palate.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Sonoma...A Thrill a Minute (Jul 2013), (See more on Vinous...)

    (Arnot-roberts Pinot Noir Peter Martin Ray Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains) Subscribe to see review text.
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    May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/4/2013, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 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, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 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

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