About The Wine
Planted around 40 years ago, the Trout Gulch vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains winemaking region sits at around 250 metres above sea level just four miles from the Pacific Coast. This is truly cool climate grape-growing territory, making elegant wines worthy of Grand Cru status!
Arnot-Roberts have been using grapes from this site for a few years now, using a gentle touch in the winery to maintain the pure expression of terroir from the vines. With wild yeast and just under a year of ageing in old French oak, this is a wine that speaks to place more than anything else.
Gorgeously balanced and with a real mineral streak, this will age well for years to come.
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.