Arnot-Roberts was Founded in 2001 in Healdsburg, CA by childhood friends, Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts. The focus of this two person operation is on small lot, single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay, as well as several other varieties uncommon in Northern Californian vineyards. Sites are carefully chosen and are generally on the cooler end of the spectrum for the planted varieties. Collaboration with dedicated and passionate growers is paramount in the farming of these sites.
For the Syrahs whole clusters are retained during primary fermentation before being basket pressed to French oak barrels.
"Bright purple. High-pitched aromas of dark berries, cherry skin and violet, with a peppery nuance. Very Syrah. Sappy and precise, offering taut black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a jolt of cracked pepper. " Stephen Tanzer