2011 Arnot-Roberts Pinot Noir Peter Martin Ray Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains

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Community Tasting Note

  • yhn wrote:

    January 13, 2014 - 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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  • zscheiner commented:

    1/14/14, 8:22 AM - Thanks for this note. So it tastes like a very complex, very compelling... Syrah?? Cab franc??

  • yhn commented:

    1/14/14, 3:14 PM - Zach, there's no distinct varietal character to steer one towards an obvious guess. Just dark, dense neutral fruit completely enveloped in stemmy spice.

  • zscheiner commented:

    1/14/14, 3:56 PM - Thanks Wes. I'll definitely hold my two bottles awhile.

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