Arnot-Roberts

Watson Ranch Chardonnay

2021
Napa Valley
California
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AR-no ROB-erts WAT-son RANCH Shar-do-NAY
Varietal
Chardonnay
$47
Flavors
Lemon Lemon
Almond Almond
Green Apple Green Apple
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Palate Character

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COLOR
Pale Straw Yellow
BODY
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
12.5%
GRAPE(S)
Chardonnay
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Why this wine made the cut…
Bright and Crisp, where "elegance and restraint" is the name of the game.
Healdsburg, California
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Chardonnay
100% Shar-do-NAY
Chardonnay may be the most versatile white wine grape, often seen as a blank canvas. It displays various flavors and aromas depending on where it is grown and more specifically, how it is made. It can range in Palate Character from Bright & Crisp to Rich & Full depending on the climate. It is also particularly malleable and highly affected by winemaking choices like as malolactic fermentation, lees stirring, barrel fermentation and ageing practices.
Country / State
California
Region
Napa Valley
Producer
Arnot-Roberts
Winemaker(s)
Duncan Arnot, Robert Meyers
Vintage
2021
Total Production
12,000 bottles
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Arnot-Roberts

Healdsburg

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

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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.