A classic Bordeaux style blend from several estate vineyards. Aged for 19 months in French Oak. Deep Ruby with purple edges, aromas of fresh berry fruits with cedar and spice. On the palate sweet cherry, blackberry and blueberry fruit, with savory oak & cacao notes. Tannins were smooth but tight, with an earthy herb touch on the long finish. Faust wines do not disappoint, even when young. Nice! A Fav! Good value! — 13 days ago
Fantastic Cabernet, classic, love the label — 14 days ago
very smooth, subtle tannins, well integrated, layers of cassis and red fruit. Classic Oakville. Thank you for this beautiful gift Ian and Andrea! I am drinking this in honor of my father who passed away today 8 years ago. — 11 days ago
Really nice! I do not find this as light bodied as some reviewers. A really well balanced wine that has the classic zin elements. Very happy to drink this. — 16 days ago
One night in Big Island while I'm swimming outside — 2 days ago
Watchin’ the Celts and drinking a decidedly old school Zin. Only 13.2%, the grapes originate from rocky mountain terroir. Classic Zin nose of brambly, inky blackberry, and cracked rock minerality. In the mouth is where it diverges from most current-day fruit bomb Zins. It’s relatively lean, with noticeable dynamic structure and great acids. The fruit is there, but it doesn’t smother other aspects of the wine. Retro in the best way. This would absolutely strut with tagliatelle in bolognese or papardelle with duck sauce. — 14 days ago
We have waited to find more of this beauty from Arnot-Roberts after our first bottle in Spring. Finally arrived, settled and tasting brilliantly.
The nose reveals more Burgundian than CA qualities. It’s softer and rounded. Sweet & sour lemons, lime not quite candy, green & golden apple, grapefruit with sugar, overripe pineapple, stone fruits, slight burnt caramel, creme brûlée, toffee, honey notes, waxiness, vanillin, mixed greens, slight fresh herbal presence, saline, delicate volcanic minerals, gentle woodiness, limestone with fruit blossoms, yellow lilies, jasmine and spring flowers.
The body is full, round and ruby lush. It a gentle and beautiful glide over the palate. It a nice cross of round burgundy and CA ripeness without the CA more rigid toughness. Sweet & sour lemons, lime candy, green & golden apple, grapefruit with sugar, overripe pineapple, just the right amount of cream & butter, stone fruits, salted caramel, creme brûlée, toffee, honey notes, butterscotch, waxiness, vanillin, slivered almonds, mixed greens, slight fresh herbal presence, saline, delicate volcanic minerals, powdery chalkiness, gentle woodiness, limestone with fruit blossoms, yellow lilies, jasmine and spring flowers. The round acidity is magnificent. The long, round, understated richness, perfect balance is delicious and persists nicely.
Photos of; Arnot-Roberts facilities, their Syrah vines and Owners-Winemakers-Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts crafting their wines. — 6 days ago
Classic Napa comfort food. After hours of heavy traffic driving into the western sun and over the bay bridge... I picked up this old friend at Safeway with dinner. A bit of vanilla, oak, cocoa powder, dark cherry, smooth tannins... and I am recovered! (Substitute Rutherford dust for the cocoa). — 14 days ago
It has been a few years since our last 2007. It has softened some but, still a beast and picked up more florals. The 2007 has shown the consistent quality of the vintage over multiple bottles.
The nose reveals; dark sweet currants, deeply extracted blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, purple fruit blend, blueberries, poached strawberries on the glass edges, anise to black licorice, limestone minerals, steeped fruit teas, sweet tarriness, leathery notes, dry crushed rocks, dry brush, dry herbs, dark liqueur notes, hints of graphite, volcanic minerals, dry top soil, expresso roast, vanilla, light, dark clove, touch of nutmeg, dark chocolate, coco powder, malt in malt balls with dark, withering & candied florals with violets & lavender.
The body is; ruby, lush and full. The tannins are; round, chewy, meaty, dusty and only 50% resolved. The structure, tension, length and balance have just hit their stride and still climbing. Dark sweet currants, deeply extracted blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, purple fruit blend, blueberries, plum, poached strawberries on the glass edges, anise to black licorice, limestone minerals, steeped fruit teas, sweet tarriness, leathery notes, dry crushed rocks, moist clay, dry brush, dry herbs, dark liqueur notes, hints of graphite, volcanic minerals, dry top soil, expresso roast, vanilla, light, dark clove, touch of nutmeg, dark chocolate, mocha, caramel, coco powder, malt in malt balls, Asian spice, splash of soy sauce, a touch of black pepper, wood plank, withering & candied florals with violets & lavender. The acidity is like a fresh mountain stream. The long finish is; elegant, ripe, ruby, well balanced fruit & earth and persistent for days.
The 07 has 10-20 years of good drinking ahead depending on how you store & enjoy wine.
Photos of; their Estate vines as viewed from their patio terrace, the famous Napa Valley sign on Hwy 29 at sunset and a couple different shots of their member party. — 6 days ago
Just wowza: recall drinking this stuff back in mid-90s and it seems like they are one of the few classic Zins still cranking out outstandingly priced vino... this stuff was dense & fairly hi octane - shy nose until well over hour of decant, then strutted sublime full spectrum red fruit culminating in a sweet spiced raspberry / rhubarb pie w/vanillin accents. Suave viscous saturated extracted but never cloying, absolute stunning execution w/very long life ahead. — 20 days ago