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Arnot-Roberts, 'Montecillo Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
United States / Red

Arnot-Roberts, 'Montecillo Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Arnot-Roberts was founded in Healdsburg in 2001 by childhood friends Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts. Beginning with one barrel of wine made in their basement, the winery started small and grew slowly by sourcing grapes from some of the most remarkable vineyards in California. Duncan and Nathan grew up together in the Napa Valley and from an early age were immersed in the rhythm of agrarian life surrounded by the vineyards and winemaking of the early 1980’s. Both of their families, while not directly involved in winemaking, were deeply rooted in the community as chefs, coopers, teachers and attorneys in what, at the time, was a small up and coming wine region. 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 in several renowned wineries in Napa and Sonoma counties.

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. The journey to this end has led Duncan and Nathan to seek out vineyards throughout Northern California and now includes incredible sites in Napa Valley, Sonoma Coast, Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Rita Hills, Clearlake and Sierra Foothills. Single-vineyard wines are the core of the production as well as a few appellation bottlings that clearly speak of their individual upbringings. 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 the fundamental goal of Arnot-Roberts: producing the most honest and expressive wines possible.

The Montecillo Vineyard is 44 year old vines planted at 1700 ft on the ridgeline that divides Napa and Sonoma Counties, high above the town of Kenwood. 

Country
United States
Sub-Region
Moon Mountain District
Region
California
Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Volcanic loam
Winemaking
Vinified using native yeats for primary and malolactic fermentation. 30% whole cluster, aged 23 months in French oak, 30% new.