Arnot Roberts


Watson Ranch Chardonnay 2021

David T

One of the few CA Chardonnay I enjoy. You can spend more on one, but for under $40, this works really well.

Arnot-Robert’s rides the fence of CA Chardonnay & White Burgundy nicely. Has a bit of Ca Chardonnay backbone with the creamy body of White Burgundy.

Nose does not show much at first. Green apple, pear, lemon, lime. White peach, caramel notes, cardamom, paraffin, cream, yellow & spring flowers.

The body is creamy with nice viscosity. Green apple, pear, lemon, lime. White peach, caramel notes, cardamom, paraffin, cream, very light honey notes, sea spray, light chalkiness, yellow & spring flowers. Excellent round acidity, beautiful, soft structure, well balanced and a pleasant finish.

A couple more years in bottle add a point or two & more complexity. .

A little history from their website. Watson Ranch Vineyard is perched on a steep hillside overlooking the San Pablo Bay at the southernmost end of the Napa Valley. The ranch was named after early Napa attorney, Augustus Watson, who owned the property in the early 1900s. The adjacent property is an abandoned limestone quarry which historically employed over 300 people, mining material to make portland cement used to rebuild San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake.
— 12 days ago

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They do a decent representation of this old world grape.


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Pinotman /// Andreas

Very cool 😎 have not had this in a long time.


Kirschenmann Vineyard Zinfandel 2021

A night for Zinfandel!

This single-vineyard beauty was produced by Arnot-Roberts with fruit hailing from the Kirschenmann Vineyard located in the Mokelumne River AVA, part of the broader Lodi AVA, of California’s Central Valley. It’s predominantly Zinfandel made with a dose of Mondeuse Noir, Cinsault, and Carignane, which are sprinkled throughout the vineyard block.

Lodi is famous for its old-vine Zinfandel that can develop into the most enchanting, gnarled shapes that speak to the passage of time. Tegan Passalacqua (proprietor of the Kirschenmann Vineyard) dry farms his ungrafted old vine Zinfandel, originally planted in 1915!

This wine is an example of a light, fragrant style of Zinfandel. It has concentration and intensity, but is not heavy, oaky, or jammy in the slightest. It clocks in at 13.5% ABV, in the medium realm. The color is medium ruby and the aromas and flavors are ripe, but fresh, with vibrant notes of red cherry, raspberry, strawberry, kirsch, red plum, black cherry, lilac, delicate black licorice and fennel.

It’s perfumed and elegant. And positively delicious, not to mention extremely food-friendly and versatile. A wonderful “wine for the holidays”!
— 3 months ago

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Lots of yum factor here. — 4 months ago

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