Planted in 2000 in the stunning hills of the Petaluma Gap in Sonoma, Clary Ranch is Arnot-Roberts' coolest Syrah vineyard. Cool air currents from the Pacific create a protracted growing season resulting in deeply pigmented, flavourful fruit. This wine displays exotic spice notes, herbaceous aromatics and a high natural acidity.
Sourced from two vineyards in El Dorado County and grown at high elevation. Made in the Beaujolais style, where grapes undergo carbonic maceration, that results in a fresh, fruity and energetic wines. Aged in a mix of neutral oak and stainless steel before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
From three different vineyards in Sonoma and Mendocino, this is one of the lightest yet most richly flavoured wines you can find from California. It is a delightful variety known from its home in the Jura, but it's doubly impressive what Arnot-Roberts has done with it in sunny California.