|Grape/Varietal : Cabernet Sauvignon||Color : Red|
|Origin : USA||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : California||ABV : 13%|
|Vintage : 2013||Natural Factor: Organic|
Arnot-Roberts was founded in 2001 in Healdsburg, California by childhood friends Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts. Duncan and Nathan grew up in the midst of vineyards and winemakers in the Napa Valley. Each took an interest in the wine industry, with Nathan following his father’s lead as a cooper, and Duncan pursuing winemaking in renowned wineries in Napa and Sonoma.
The focus of this two person operation is on small lot, single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir, as well as several other varieties uncommon in Northern Californian vineyards. Through good fortune and a keen eye, they have identified vineyard sources that are both singular and extraordinary. Collaboration with dedicated and passionate growers is paramount in the farming of these sites and vinification of their wines.
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Clajeux Vineyard is intriguing. Freshly cut flowers, lavender, mint, plums, smoke and savory herbs are some of the notes that open up in the glass. Iron, ferrous and gamy overtones follow in a wine with distinctly Old World feel. There is a slight element of brett that sits on the border of what most tasters are likely to find acceptable. At this point, the brett actually adds complexity and contributes to the wine's Old World-leaning personality, but it is hard to know how the wine will develop. There is no shortage of personality and character, that much is evident.
Pairs Well With:
German style hot dog
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