Childhood friends Nathan Roberts and Duncan Arnot-Meyers founded their winery in 2001. Nathan grew up around wine thanks to his grandmother’s marriage to Robert Mondavi and his father’s career as a cooper, while Duncan had spent years making wine at Caymus, Groth, Kongsgaard and with Pax Mahle at Wind Gap. When the cool 2005 vintage gave them wines in a more austere, high acid style than the region was used to, Nathan and Duncan reacted completely differently to practically everyone else in California – they loved them and decided to pursue lower ripeness levels and higher acidity in all of their wines henceforth.
Details & Tasting Notes
Producer: Arnot Roberts
Region: Clary Ranch, Sonoma Coast
Type: Minimal Intervention
Bottle: 750 ml
Alcohol Content: 11.0%
Planted in 2000 in the stunning hills of the Petaluma Gap in Sonoma, Clary Ranch is Arnot-Roberts' coolest Syrah vineyard. Cool air currents from the Pacific create a protracted growing season resulting in deeply pigmented, flavourful fruit. This wine displays exotic spice notes, herbaceous aromatics and a high natural acidity.