Arnot-Roberts

Que Syrah Vineyard Syrah

9.3104 ratings
9.440 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.7

100% knowingly opened this wine too early, but I couldn’t help myself. It’s one of my favorite California wines, and 2018 was such a spectacular vintage I couldn’t wait to see what Que Syrah Sera. And boy oh boy this is an epic wine in the making. It’s still incredibly “primary” but gives every indication that it will blossom into a mind-blowing wine. Right now it smells of bloody meat and thyme and forest floor. In the mouth deeply stony flavors of cassis and blackberry are shot through with potash and chopped green herbs while a gorgeous green olive / dirty martini salinity lingers in the finish with a grapey fruit that says “you idiot, if you’d just waited a year or two....” I don’t regret it though. Another winner from @duncanarnot and crew.

100% knowingly opened this wine too early, but I couldn’t help myself. It’s one of my favorite California wines, and 2018 was such a spectacular vintage I couldn’t wait to see what Que Syrah Sera. And boy oh boy this is an epic wine in the making. It’s still incredibly “primary” but gives every indication that it will blossom into a mind-blowing wine. Right now it smells of bloody meat and thyme and forest floor. In the mouth deeply stony flavors of cassis and blackberry are shot through with potash and chopped green herbs while a gorgeous green olive / dirty martini salinity lingers in the finish with a grapey fruit that says “you idiot, if you’d just waited a year or two....” I don’t regret it though. Another winner from @duncanarnot and crew.

Mar 18th, 2021
Josh Morgenthau

Black pepper and bright berries for days. Lilac. Smokey, grapey, just a touch of beef. Tart, energetic and refreshing if not profound.

Reminds me of Souhaut.

Black pepper and bright berries for days. Lilac. Smokey, grapey, just a touch of beef. Tart, energetic and refreshing if not profound.

Reminds me of Souhaut.

Feb 7th, 2021
Al Shikoh

wild berries, wild herbs, mint; medium body, quite tannic, medium+ acidity, 12.2% ABV; 100% whole cluster ferment

wild berries, wild herbs, mint; medium body, quite tannic, medium+ acidity, 12.2% ABV; 100% whole cluster ferment

Apr 20th, 2020
Mark Morgan

Hitting the spot now. Unusually rich for an A-R syrah.

Hitting the spot now. Unusually rich for an A-R syrah.

Dec 15th, 2017
Vinny Eng

Bloody. Ferrous. Chewy. Sanguine.

Bloody. Ferrous. Chewy. Sanguine.

Oct 29th, 2017
Pedro Rusk

Wine Educator Kendall Jackson

9.6

Might be my favorite Syrah now a days

Might be my favorite Syrah now a days

1 person found it helpfulJan 24th, 2017
Pedro Rusk

Wine Educator Kendall Jackson

9.7

What Syrah from the new world should be

What Syrah from the new world should be

1 person found it helpfulFeb 18th, 2016
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

9.1

One of the better #newworld #syrahs I've had in a while. Probably because it reminded me of #coterotie Deep purple. The nose was dense and powerful with blue and black fruit, pepper, meat, and flowers. The palate was spicy and delicious with great complexity. The tannins were a touch gritty but there was nice acidity giving the wine lift. Great length. #arnotroberts #sonomacoast #california #ctbucklinwine

One of the better #newworld #syrahs I've had in a while. Probably because it reminded me of #coterotie Deep purple. The nose was dense and powerful with blue and black fruit, pepper, meat, and flowers. The palate was spicy and delicious with great complexity. The tannins were a touch gritty but there was nice acidity giving the wine lift. Great length. #arnotroberts #sonomacoast #california #ctbucklinwine

Jul 22nd, 2016
Ted Rutledge

Gorgeous. Hello rhone (california).

Gorgeous. Hello rhone (california).

Jan 14th, 2016
Rashmi Primlani

Deep. One for the cellars

Deep. One for the cellars

Jan 12th, 2016