About The Wine
California's Peter Martin Ray vineyard was one of the first sites planted with Pinot Noir back in the 1940s. Replanted in 1979, it's been dry-farmed and organically cultivated ever since.
Arnot-Roberts employs a light touch with these prestigious grapes, going for 100% whole bunch fermentation in the winery. A little bit of ageing in neutral French oak (less than a year) adds balance and depth without compromising on the purity of the fruit.
An excellent wine and a great expression of cool-climate Pinot Noir coming out of California.
About Arnot Roberts
Arnot-Roberts was founded in Healdsburg in 2001 by childhood friends Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts, with one barrel of wine made in their basement.
Growing up together in the Napa Valley, from an early age they were immersed in the vineyards and winemaking of the early 1980’s. After college, the duo followed their passion into the wine industry with Nathan joining his father as a cooper of oak wine barrels and Duncan pursuing winemaking.
The focus of Arnot-Roberts is to produce distinctive, site-driven wines that highlight the nature of the unique terroirs in which the grapes are grown.
Some of the vineyards are old and dry-farmed, some are newer plantings but all are farmed, and cared for by passionate and conscientious growers, which is paramount to producing the most honest and expressive wines possible.