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2017 Arnot-Roberts Old Vine White Heinstein Vineyard

White Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Valley
Drink between 2020 - 2027 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 21

  • akoe Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 25, 2022 - This get much more expressive than the last bottle 1.5 years ago. Stone fruit, minerals, citrus, apricot, and a hint of white flowers on the nose. Great acidity with notes of lemon, orange peel, peach, and herbs on the palate. Nice finish. Absolutely lovely CA white; good complexity and depth and very drinkable.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • 560 B&W Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 10, 2022 - Very nice. Nose dominated by riesling; finish not. 13.1%

  • dsamuel Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 18, 2021 - Medium gold color - daybright with clearing at rim
    Medium plus/ strong aromas of ripe peach/pear and tropical fruits/ lemon curd with basil and tarragon hints and dry rock elements
    High intensity palate bursting with ripe peach and pear with strong fresh and dried herbal notes
    Medium plus acidity and medium plus alcohol - quite a long finish as well
    This has really opened up and become more expressive since the last bottle I opened a year ago
    Very aromatic wine with a fantastic palate to match - dead ringer for a well made Alsace blend IMO
    Highly recommended! - drink now or hold as this certainly appears to have the fruit and acidity to become something even more marvelous with more time

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Marc wrote: 93 points

    May 7, 2021 - Dry, intense, spicy. Concentrated, and complex. This feels very sophisticated, amd is a brilliant field blend. Superb, and very serious wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Justin S Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 4, 2021 - Incredible and maybe the best bottle of this cuvee I've had across multiple vintages. Two years ago, this came across as closed, maybe a touch lean, and a bit muted.

    Served straight from the cellar at 55 degrees F (I'm sure that helped with the expressiveness). With no excess fat on this, it didn't need a stronger chill. On the nose, honey, mashed oranges, lemon, some sea spray. The palate was just beautiful: tart apple, lemon, faint citrus rind, and strong minerality underlying it all from the moment it hits your mouth through the finish. Good concentration, but not heavy in any way. All the flavors are quite in balance and well-integrated.

    Really hit the sweet spot and makes me wonder if I've been drinking these too early. Or perhaps because this seemed to be a leaner vintage at first, it has really come into its own now.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type White
  • Producer Arnot-Roberts
  • Varietal White Blend
  • Designation Old Vine White
  • Vineyard Heinstein Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (3%)
  • In Cellars 133 (51%)
  • Consumed 121 (46%)

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