Arbe Garbe

Sonoma County White Blend

9.312 ratings
9.14 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
Jusden Aumand

Floral, ripe and fantastic. Thanks Christian!

Floral, ripe and fantastic. Thanks Christian!

Jun 12th, 2017
Tracy Hall

The nose is so floral! I could smell this all day

The nose is so floral! I could smell this all day

Mar 17th, 2016
Fredrik Finn

This Friulian inspired blend is more than just a fancy label. A very conscious and clever winemaking that includes both an extended skin contact, partial new barrels, and to judge by the taste probably som battonage as well. Generous indeed; floral and ripe fruit, pronounced oak influences, a scrumptious viscosity but with enough freshness to carry the wine all the way to the finish line. A very interesting encounter I must say.

This Friulian inspired blend is more than just a fancy label. A very conscious and clever winemaking that includes both an extended skin contact, partial new barrels, and to judge by the taste probably som battonage as well. Generous indeed; floral and ripe fruit, pronounced oak influences, a scrumptious viscosity but with enough freshness to carry the wine all the way to the finish line. A very interesting encounter I must say.

Aug 5th, 2017
Hans Sundstrand

Simply great wine

Simply great wine

Jan 15th, 2017
Tiffany Sams Cox

This wine proves to me that if you think white wines are boring, it might be that you haven't had the right whites. I'm not all about finding excitement by searching out unlikely match-ups in region- varietal - style either. .. so what an I getting at here? The wine is freaking great and intriguing and on the inside is worth the moxie it flaunts on the outside. Every vintage varies slightly in the blend and with this 2014 it's 45% tocai friulano, 35% malvasia bianca and 20% ribolla gialla. Each of these characteristically Northern Italian grapes comes from Heritage Vineyard sites in Sonoma County and is masterfully guided into an artful blend by Enrico Bertoz, a native of Friuli himself. Lose yourself in a few bottles of this and don't bother coming back to another insipid boring uninspired mass produced excuse of a white wine ever again.

This wine proves to me that if you think white wines are boring, it might be that you haven't had the right whites. I'm not all about finding excitement by searching out unlikely match-ups in region- varietal - style either. .. so what an I getting at here? The wine is freaking great and intriguing and on the inside is worth the moxie it flaunts on the outside. Every vintage varies slightly in the blend and with this 2014 it's 45% tocai friulano, 35% malvasia bianca and 20% ribolla gialla. Each of these characteristically Northern Italian grapes comes from Heritage Vineyard sites in Sonoma County and is masterfully guided into an artful blend by Enrico Bertoz, a native of Friuli himself. Lose yourself in a few bottles of this and don't bother coming back to another insipid boring uninspired mass produced excuse of a white wine ever again.

Jun 4th, 2016
Jason Kissane

Super aromatic! Delicious, great weight. Try these wines if you can!!

Super aromatic! Delicious, great weight. Try these wines if you can!!

Apr 11th, 2016
Peter Caswelll

Great wine with the menu - Korean inspired menu. Wonderful

Great wine with the menu - Korean inspired menu. Wonderful

Apr 3rd, 2016
Jens Lundqvist

Bartender/waiter/sommelier/ PA & Co

9.1

Jens had this 7 months ago

Jens had this 7 months ago

Oct 27th, 2019
Ryan Brazell

Rise Over Run

9.3

Ryan had this 3 years ago

Ryan had this 3 years ago

Apr 16th, 2017
Satya Patel

Satya had this 3 years ago

Satya had this 3 years ago

Jun 3rd, 2017