2013 Arnot-Roberts - North Coast Syrah (88 pts) #winereview

2013 Arnot-Roberts - North Coast Syrah (88 pts) #winereview

6/13/2021, 8:38:30 AM
2013 Arnot-Roberts - North Coast Syrah (88 pts) #winereview 路 鈩癸笍 Tasted double blind aka zero context. Arnot-Roberts is highly regarded as one of the champions for cool climate wine in California. Wines that are picked at optimal ripeness. These wines are never jammy or high octane路 馃憗 Deep ruby color路 馃憙 Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of ripe blueberry, red plum, bramble, stemmy, licorice, Chinese Medicine, and something green almost green pepper路 馃憚 The wine was dry, high acidity, medium fine grained tannins, medium alcohol, and medium body. Palate has a mix of ripe black fruit, herbal flavors, earthiness, and spice. Medium length finish路 馃敂 Clearly a well made wine. Honestly, this didn't scream Syrah to me. I will be a snob for a minute, because if it doesn't taste like Northern Rhone then it doesn't register as my 'ideal' Syrah. I realize they are still trying to be Californian Syrah. Blind I thought this was a modern Chinon producer 馃し鈥嶁檪锔. The greenness bothered me a bit. Love cool climate wines, but not always a fan of combining whole cluster fermentation as it can cover up fruit. Alcohol was in balance and great texture overall路 #redwine #syrah #blindtasting #coolclimate #northcoast #california #californiawine #arnotroberts

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