2011 Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains


  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2013 - 2018 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 39

  • Cote d'Or Likes this wine:

    June 14, 2017 - PopnPour, tasted over 2 hrs
    -translucent light gold
    -muted nose begrudgingly yields some sweet lemon
    -initial soft entry hides the searing acidity that zooms in near the finish, med- weight fresh lean minerality and sweet lemon remnants, good length
    -lively lean minerally fresh high acid old world styled - could be mistaken for Chablis, drinking very well now - this may or may not get more interesting with development of mature elements

  • 560 B&W Likes this wine: (94 points)

    February 25, 2017 - PnP. Better than the last bottle. Has matured to a place where it has weight (?!?!) to combine with the wonderful lift. 12.7%

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

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

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • 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.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • 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.

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  • 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)

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 90 (41%)
  • Consumed 132 (59%)

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