Arbe Garbe

Sonoma County White Blend

9.04 ratings
9.01 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
Stephen Redenbaugh

Malvasia, Tocai Friuli, and Chardonnay blend that has become an old and trusted friend over the past few years. The 2019 is medium gold, bit higher ABV than past vintages at 14.1, and the weight on the palate is considerable though lively and not cloying. Round, sweet, juicy fruit with notes of melon, peach, and lychee dominate, but there’s a hint of funky shroomy bottom that balances things out before the creamy, lengthy finish. I’m so happy that these Cal-Ital blends are gaining a foothold in the New World. This wine rocks with Mediterranean cuisine like lamb/chicken Kabobs with dilled herby rice and creamy hummus. Solid QPR and I’m finding that as summer finally sneaks in, I’m popping more and more white table blends.

Malvasia, Tocai Friuli, and Chardonnay blend that has become an old and trusted friend over the past few years. The 2019 is medium gold, bit higher ABV than past vintages at 14.1, and the weight on the palate is considerable though lively and not cloying. Round, sweet, juicy fruit with notes of melon, peach, and lychee dominate, but there’s a hint of funky shroomy bottom that balances things out before the creamy, lengthy finish. I’m so happy that these Cal-Ital blends are gaining a foothold in the New World. This wine rocks with Mediterranean cuisine like lamb/chicken Kabobs with dilled herby rice and creamy hummus. Solid QPR and I’m finding that as summer finally sneaks in, I’m popping more and more white table blends.

May 8th, 2022
Luis Arguero (@winefromAtoZ)

Arbe Garbe Sonoma County Proprietary White 2019: Medium-body. Low acidity. Elegant balance with expressive floral notes & layered fruity flavors. White peach. Citrus. Guava. Pear. Honey. Crisp & clean finish. This was a great recommendation of a beautiful & interesting white blend of 50% Malvasia Bianca, 30% Tocai Friulano & 20% Chardonnay. Not common to the New World but these varieties are common in the Friuli region of Northern Italy. Glad to see them grown locally & expressing the local terroir of Sonoma County! Great day to all! Cheers🍷

Arbe Garbe Sonoma County Proprietary White 2019: Medium-body. Low acidity. Elegant balance with expressive floral notes & layered fruity flavors. White peach. Citrus. Guava. Pear. Honey. Crisp & clean finish. This was a great recommendation of a beautiful & interesting white blend of 50% Malvasia Bianca, 30% Tocai Friulano & 20% Chardonnay. Not common to the New World but these varieties are common in the Friuli region of Northern Italy. Glad to see them grown locally & expressing the local terroir of Sonoma County! Great day to all! Cheers🍷

Jan 9th, 2022
Mike Lee

Beverage Manager/Sommelier Catch Miami

9.0

Mike had this a year ago

Mike had this a year ago

Mar 20th, 2021
Henning Schwinum

Henning had this a year ago

Henning had this a year ago

May 11th, 2021