2017 Arnot-Roberts, Syrah, Sonoma Coast

Merchant's Pick

THE RECENT PICK

2017 Arnot-Roberts, Syrah, Sonoma Coast

Sumptuous Syrah Rivals Rhone!
"The 2017 is a rock star wine." Vinous

The 2017 Arnot-Roberts Syrah is giving Rhone a run for its money.

One sip and you'd swear this sumptuous Syrah was a Crozes-Hermitage. It is, "a gorgeous wine and a huge overachiever." Vinous

Old World

This is not your typical California Syrah, which has a tendency to be fruit-forward. Instead, Arnot-Roberts applies "old world" practices with generous use of whole clusters, natural fermentation, and modest use of oak.

Translation?

The wine is fresh, mineral driven and expresses the cool-climate terroir of Sonoma Coast. With its wonderful texture, rustic tannins and balanced fruit, you get one of the best interpretations of this grape outside of Rhone (and in).

Organic and sustainable farming practices allows a pure expression of the grape: Earthy dark fruit, black pepper, herbs, and crushed stone notes. With barely any discernible oak, this fantastic red has great acidity and an enticing finish. "The purity of the flavors is simply remarkable." Vinous

Enjoy now and over the next 15 years.

$44.95 per bottle / $539.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

94 / 100

The 2017 Arnot-Roberts Syrah is fresh, mineral driven and expresses the cool-climate terroir of Sonoma Coast. With its wonderful texture, rustic tannins and balanced fruit, you get one of the best interpretations of this grape outside of the Rhone Valley. Organic and sustainable farming practices allows a pure expression of the grape: Earthy dark fruit, black pepper, herbs, and crushed stone notes. With barely any discernible oak, this fantastic red has great acidity and an enticing finish.

ANTONIO GALLONI

93 / 100

"The 2017 Syrah (Sonoma Coast) is a gorgeous wine and a huge overachiever in its peer group. Bright red cherry and plum fruit, rose petal, lavender and spice abound in this super-expressive, pliant Syrah. The purity of the flavors is simply remarkable. Medium in body, gracious and beautifully perfumed, the 2017 is a rock-star wine."


Product Details


Producer: Arnot-Roberts

Country: United States

Region: California

Sub Region: Somoma Coast

Varietal: Syrah

Vintage: 2017

Size: 750ml

Code: W4244-1-1-1