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2020 Arnot-Roberts Peter Martin Ray Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

Santa Cruz Mountains, USA

Elegant, silky Pinot Noir from one of California's most prestigious, 40-year-old vineyards farmed by a local icon.

$210.00

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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.

Additional Info

From The Producer

The Peter Martin Ray Vineyard is on Mt. Eden in the Northeastern Santa Cruz Mountains, above the town of Saratoga. This site dates to the late 1800s, and was one of the first to be planted to Pinot Noir in California in the early 1940s. The vineyard is now of historical significance as many of today’s modern Pinot Noir plantings have been made with genetic material taken from it. Replanted in 1979, these old, stake-trained, dry-farmed vines cling precipitously to the extremely rocky and depleted Franciscan Shale soils at 1400’ elevation. The vineyard is still owned and overseen by Peter Martin Ray, the son of legendary California vintner Martin “Rusty” Ray, with assistance from local Santa Cruz legend, Rick Anzalone. This unpolished site is extremely exposed, with soils that are notoriously nutrient-poor, leading the vines to struggle for survival while severely limiting yields. The resulting wines we have made from this site have remained true to their mountain-grown roots; we feel they are a nod to the rich history of this fabled mountain. We are honoured to work with the Ray family and look forward to contributing to the legacy that has been laid down on this hill for generations.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2037
Bottle Size : 750ml

Duncan and Nathan in the vineyard
Duncan and Nathan in the vineyard
Sonoma California
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