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2010 Arnot-Roberts Clajeux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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ITEM 8240617 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
5lay $91 $91
adchh $90 $0
sniperdu… $87 $0
calsh $56 $0
dersn $55 $0
$55
Item Sold Amount Date
I8240617 1 $91 May 29, 2022
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RATINGS

93Stephen Tanzer

Textbook cabernet aromas of cassis, cherry, pipe tobacco and pungent herbs, with a suave vanilla overtone.

91The Wine Advocate

Juicy plums, blackberries, smoke, cloves, asphalt and violets meld together in this decidedly fleshy, expressive Cabernet.

PRODUCER

Arnot-Roberts

Arnot-Roberts was founded in Healdsburg in 2001 when Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts decided to make single vineyard wines in very small quantities. The men are childhood friends who grew up in Napa Valley. Before teaming up to make their own wine, Meyers worked as a winemaker and Roberts was a cooper. Arnot-Roberts sources grapes from Sonoma County, the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Sonoma Coast, Napa Valley and Clear Lake. They make Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and white blends. They are also known for having experimented with Trousseau, a red-wine grape that is native to the Jura region of France but rarely planted or used for winemaking in the U.S. Arnot-Roberts wines are in high demand but mainly available through their mailing list. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called Arnot-Roberts wines “impressively endowed (and) well-made…”

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma County, Chalk Hill

Sonoma County is not an AVA, but it is a commonly used informal designation for wines made outside of more specific AVAs within Sonoma, which is a large wine producing region just west of Napa Valley. Though Sonoma is often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor Napa Valley, it has a long history of wine production. The area specialized in jug wine until the mid-20th century, when Sonoma producers took a cue from Napa and started improving quality. Unlike Napa, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Sonoma specialized in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, though excellent Cabs are produced too. There are at present 16 AVAs within Sonoma County, and, like much of the West Coast of the United States, new AVAs are created in Sonoma County with regularity. Some Sonoma appellations, such as the Russian River Valley, are renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.