Arnot Roberts


Clajeux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Sharing with friends tonight. Big blackberry, cedar and cinnamon. Some dried herbs. Friends brought this over and we had with ribeyes and garlic Parmesan creamy potatoes. Was tasty but I am honestly not sure I can tell it is that much better than a less expensive bottle. — 16 days ago

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Clary Ranch Syrah 2021

Slightly-less savory than expected for a Clary. Sprawling brambly fruit rushing into a tight finish. — 2 months ago

Ira, Austin and 7 others liked this


Clary Ranch Pinot Noir 2015

Really a nice wine. Age has treated this well. — 4 months ago

Tom, Shay and 3 others liked this


North Coast Rosé of Touriga Nacional 2022

Crisp bright strawberry with some salinity in the finish. At Boonville hotel, May 2024 — 10 days ago


Watson Ranch Chardonnay 2022

This was young but lovely. Creamy, viscous, citrus zip, chamomile, spring meadow — 2 months ago

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Trout Gulch Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Salty, rocky goodness — 3 months ago

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Sonoma Coast Syrah 2018

Drinkjng well — 6 months ago

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Griffin's Lair Vineyard Syrah 2007

Last week Duncan told me to open these. Holy shit. Wife drank most of it. Bought on release, all the adolescent tannin and hyper fruit have mellowed. Reminds me of Gonon with the salinity, the focus, and the scary balance at 14.7%. A meditation. — a month ago

Ira, Shay and 7 others liked this
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North Coast Trousseau 2022

Nariz: frambuesa, cranberry, cola, algo de stems

Boca: Tanino M/M-, Acidez M, Alcohol M

Cuerpo liviano, refrescante.
— 2 months ago

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Kirschenmann Vineyard Zinfandel 2021

A night for Zinfandel!

This single-vineyard beauty was produced by Arnot-Roberts with fruit hailing from the Kirschenmann Vineyard located in the Mokelumne River AVA, part of the broader Lodi AVA, of California’s Central Valley. It’s predominantly Zinfandel made with a dose of Mondeuse Noir, Cinsault, and Carignane, which are sprinkled throughout the vineyard block.

Lodi is famous for its old-vine Zinfandel that can develop into the most enchanting, gnarled shapes that speak to the passage of time. Tegan Passalacqua (proprietor of the Kirschenmann Vineyard) dry farms his ungrafted old vine Zinfandel, originally planted in 1915!

This wine is an example of a light, fragrant style of Zinfandel. It has concentration and intensity, but is not heavy, oaky, or jammy in the slightest. It clocks in at 13.5% ABV, in the medium realm. The color is medium ruby and the aromas and flavors are ripe, but fresh, with vibrant notes of red cherry, raspberry, strawberry, kirsch, red plum, black cherry, lilac, delicate black licorice and fennel.

It’s perfumed and elegant. And positively delicious, not to mention extremely food-friendly and versatile. A wonderful “wine for the holidays”!
— 5 months ago

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