Arbe Garbe

Sonoma County White Blend

9.276 ratings
9.232 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
White Blend
Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Goose, Squash & Root Vegetables, Pork, Mushrooms, Shellfish, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Manchego & Parmesan, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Al Shikoh

medium golden hue, watery rim; white florals, quince, poached pear, almond, beeswax; medium body, 14% ABV, creamy texture, intense flavors with excellent persistence; made from blend of 45% Malvasia, 25% Tocai Friulano, 30% Ribolla Gialla; nicely complimented homemade Cacio e Pepe

medium golden hue, watery rim; white florals, quince, poached pear, almond, beeswax; medium body, 14% ABV, creamy texture, intense flavors with excellent persistence; made from blend of 45% Malvasia, 25% Tocai Friulano, 30% Ribolla Gialla; nicely complimented homemade Cacio e Pepe

Jul 26th, 2022
Al Shikoh

lemon yellow, watery rim; perfumed, apricot, mango, lemon peel, Gardenia; medium body, good acidity, 14% ABV; blend of 45% Malvasia Bianca sourced from Catie’s Corner Vineyard in RRV, 30% old vine Tocai Friulano from Pagani Ranch in Sonoma Valley, and 25% Ribolla Gialla from Tanya’s Vineyard in RRV; 24 hours of skin contact for the Malvasia, 12 hours for the Tocai and the Ribolla, followed by light pressing and native fermentation in puncheons of which 20% were new, made by Italian winemaker Enrico Bertoz from Alto Adige; reminiscent of white blends of Friuli; $26

lemon yellow, watery rim; perfumed, apricot, mango, lemon peel, Gardenia; medium body, good acidity, 14% ABV; blend of 45% Malvasia Bianca sourced from Catie’s Corner Vineyard in RRV, 30% old vine Tocai Friulano from Pagani Ranch in Sonoma Valley, and 25% Ribolla Gialla from Tanya’s Vineyard in RRV; 24 hours of skin contact for the Malvasia, 12 hours for the Tocai and the Ribolla, followed by light pressing and native fermentation in puncheons of which 20% were new, made by Italian winemaker Enrico Bertoz from Alto Adige; reminiscent of white blends of Friuli; $26

Mar 29th, 2020
John Willison

Very floral, honeyed, citrus.

Very floral, honeyed, citrus.

Feb 29th, 2020
Alberto Cdm

Super buono! 👏👏👏

Super buono! 👏👏👏

Mar 26th, 2019
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.1

Floral bomb! Malvasia shines through but stays in balance.

Floral bomb! Malvasia shines through but stays in balance.

Jul 30th, 2018
Vinny Eng

Consistently one of the best white wines made in California!

Consistently one of the best white wines made in California!

Mar 10th, 2018
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.0

This is a delightful, fun, fresh, aromatic combination. Perfect lunch wine with lighter fare.

This is a delightful, fun, fresh, aromatic combination. Perfect lunch wine with lighter fare.

Mar 5th, 2018
Matt

Oooo baby. Floral and seductive on the nose. Perfumed; jasmine, lime blossom, lavender, poached pear, candied citrus, nectarine, grapes, sweet herbs, cream, a kiss of honey. Palate starts out with juicy fruit character, then suddenly moves to pith, wet stones, olive, and a savory element that I find in so many Friuli-blends with Ribolla. While grippy and enticing there’s a richness on the mouthfeel that makes this wines feel so classy, very soft approach with the oak here. 45 Malvasia Blanca, Ribolla Gialla 30, 25 Friulano.

Oooo baby. Floral and seductive on the nose. Perfumed; jasmine, lime blossom, lavender, poached pear, candied citrus, nectarine, grapes, sweet herbs, cream, a kiss of honey. Palate starts out with juicy fruit character, then suddenly moves to pith, wet stones, olive, and a savory element that I find in so many Friuli-blends with Ribolla. While grippy and enticing there’s a richness on the mouthfeel that makes this wines feel so classy, very soft approach with the oak here. 45 Malvasia Blanca, Ribolla Gialla 30, 25 Friulano.

1 person found it helpfulMay 31st, 2018
Brian Miller

Smells like honey drizzled on jalapeño pepper, with a depth and mineral aspect. a delicious, refreshing, yet rich wine. shines at about 65'

Smells like honey drizzled on jalapeño pepper, with a depth and mineral aspect. a delicious, refreshing, yet rich wine. shines at about 65'

Jun 15th, 2017
Jusden Aumand

Floral, ripe and fantastic. Thanks Christian!

Floral, ripe and fantastic. Thanks Christian!

Jun 12th, 2017