About The Wine
The 'Sanford and Benedict' vineyard in California's Sta Rita Hills AVA winemaking region is home to some of the state's oldest and most prestigious Chardonnay vines.
This wine comes from vines planted in 1971, cultivated organically with a gentle touch. There's a minerality that comes through in the wine, tapping into the limestone and quartz soil beneath the hills.
An exceptional wine with balanced winemaking and gentle use of oak. California's answer to Grand Cru Burgundy.
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.