Arnot-Roberts, Trousseau-Pinot Noir 2021, California
The lightness of Trousseau was balanced with depth from Pinot Noir to create this blend with notes of dried cherries, woodsy and dried floral notes followed by a silky finish.
APPELLATION (AVA): Big Valley (Lake County) & Carmel Valley (Monterey County)
VINEYARDS: Luschinger Vineyard (Trousseau) & Fox Creek Vineyard (Pinot Noir)
GRAPES: 80% Trousseau, 20% Pinot Noir
PRACTICE: Practicing organic
VINIFICATION: Harvested separately, whole cluster fermentation with native yeast, aged together 8 months in used oak
COLOR: Bright ruby
BODY: Light to Medium (3-4)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Sweet red cherry fruit, cedar, tobacco, spice, dried flowers, rose petal
FLAVOR: Fruity, juicy, silky, concentrated red fruit & spice
FORMAT: 750 ml
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ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
"Arnot-Roberts Wines is a joint project of schoolhood friends, Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts. Since founding their winery in 2001, the duo has been one of the most progressive and revolutionary producers on the California landscape. Together with a small group of fellow trailblazers, they have led the way to help re-define the paradigm of what California wine can be and taste like.
Like all great winemakers, the cornerstone of their approach starts with a dedication to finding uber-distinctive and often extreme and unique vineyard sites spanning from Mendocino County to the north and to the far reaches of the Santa Cruz Mountains to the south. Interestingly, before Arnot-Roberts, the majority of these vineyards had been previously completely unknown or totally unheralded. It has only been due to their uncanny sleuthing ability - seeing what might be "possible' - that the duo has been able to understand and unlock the potential of these amazing vineyard sites.”
ABOUT THE VINEYARDS:
The 2021 Trousseau comes from the Luchsinger vineyard in the Big Valley AVA of Clear Lake, grown in volcanic cobble over ancient riverbed stones at 1,400’ elevation. The Pinot Noir component came from Fox Creek Vineyard in Carmel Valley.