Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Watson Ranch 2019

94 Vinous

$43.99

Description

Country: United States

Region: California, Napa Valley

Variety: Chardonnay

Terroir: southern exposition; marine deposits over limestone

Winemaking: practicing organic, dry farmed; whole cluster pressed to stainless steel; no heating or cooling applied; full malolactic; aged 10 months in French Oak

The Watson Ranch vineyard is perched on a steep hillside overlooking the San Pablo Bay in the southernmost end of the Napa Valley. The vineyard can be seen on the top of the hill just east of the Green Island Vineyard which we sourced fruit from 2007-09. Exposed and austere, the Watson Ranch is a wind whipped site planted in 1993 by the talented grower Salvador Ramos on marine deposits over limestone. This soil type is extremely rare on the North Coast and lends itself perfectly to growing world class Chardonnay. This soil coupled with organic farming techniques and cool windy conditions give this parcel great potential to produce Chardonnay of singular character.

Arnot-Roberts Wines is a joint project of schoolhood friends, Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts. Since founding their winery in 2001, the duo has been one of the most progressive and revolutionary producers on the California landscape. Together with a small group of fellow trailblazers, they have led the way to help re-define the paradigm of what California wine can be and taste like.

-Polaner

Vinous 94
The 2019 Chardonnay Watson Ranch is open-knit and seductive. Orchard fruit, chamomile, spice and dried herbs all meld together in a pliant Chardonnay that offers a striking mix of textural richness and energy. Watson Ranch is the southernmost vineyard in Napa Valley, a cool-climate pocket that yields a Chardonnay of real distinction.

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Watson Ranch 2019”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Create A Tasting Profile

How would you like New Jersey’s only Master of Wine to give you personal wine recommendations? It starts with this quick tasting profile so we can get to know your palate. Then each time you buy, rate, or review – it gets even better as we can tailor wines we may suggest to best suit your taste!