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Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Black Currant Black Currant
Tobacco Tobacco
Anise Anise
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Palate Character

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Tone & Backbone
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Tasting Notes
A structured and restrained cabernet sauvignon blend, with true varietal character of blackcurrant, tobacco, smokey minerality, with touches of violet, anise and dark chocolate.
Medium Red/Ruby
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
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Why this wine made the cut…
A restrained, pure expression of cabernet sauvignon
Healdsburg, California
Cabernet Sauvignon
60% Ca-ber-NAY So-vee-NYON
Cabernet Sauvignon origins are from the Gironde in southwest France, but is now planted across the world in climates that accommodate this late ripening grape. It is the dominant grape in wines made in Bordeaux’s Médoc and Graves regions. This small, thick-skinned grape, produces darkly colored wine, high in tannin and relatively high in acidity with hallmark aromas of blackcurrant and can stylistically change from austere in its youth to lush depending on the region, and winemaking style.
Cabernet Franc
20% Ca-ber-NAY FRANK
Cabernet Franc is grown all over the world, but the best expressions are generally found in France, specifically in the Loire, South West, and Bordeaux as a key part of many blends. Medium bodied and more aromatic than Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc’s aromas can have an herbaceous tinge depending on the ripeness level.
20% Mer-LO
It would be easier to detail where Merlot is not grown than vice-versa, as it is one of the most widely planted grapes in the world. Depending on the terroir, the style can vary quite a bit. Generally, Merlot is fleshy and more fruit driven and with less aggressive tannins than its oft more austere blending partner, Cabernet Sauvignon, which also makes it more accessible in its youth. The quality and character can vary from crowd pleasing sweet plummy fruit to extraordinary complex velvety texture of a great right bank Bordeaux.
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Duncan Arnot Meyers, Nathan Lee Roberts
Arnot-Roberts VineyardArnot-Roberts Vineyard



Childhood friends Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts founded Arnot-Roberts in 2001, quickly establishing a reputation for creating distinct, terroir-focused wines.

Winemaker in the VineyardWinemaker in the Vineyard
Grapes from the harvestGrapes from the harvest

The team at Arnot-Roberts has an uncanny ability to find unique cool-climate sites in unheralded areas of California. They work closely with vineyard owners, encouraging organic and sustainable-farming practices as well as picking the grapes at the right time when acids, sugars, and maturity hit the right note. 

While Arnot-Roberts adhere to classic European winemaking techniques, their wines are a unique expression of Californian wine where balance, structure, and nuance are the hallmark.