Arnot-Roberts, 2021 Pinot Noir, Heaven & Earth, Sonoma Coast





United StatesCalifornia


Sonoma Coast


Heaven & Earth Vineyard


Pinot Noir


Barrel Aged, Indigenous yeast fermented, Unfined & Unfiltered, Whole Cluster Fermented

Soil Type

Sandy loam


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Elevation: 650’
Clone/Selection: 828
Soils: Yorkville Series loam, decomposed schist
Vine Density: 3’x7’
Farming: Organic
Planted: 2004
The Heaven and Earth vineyard is a stunningly beautiful hillside planting, tucked into a secluded coastal valley just east of the tiny town of Occidental in western Sonoma County. This incredible site is organically farmed with meticulous attention to detail by viticultural guru Greg Adams, who also tends our Que Syrah vineyard a bit further west. The small valley that is home to this impeccable vineyard is protected by a forested ridge to the west that shields the vines from the direct impacts of incoming weather from the nearby Pacific Ocean, 8 miles away. The unique position of this site coupled with its inherently short diurnal shift allows the Pinot Noir to ripen slowly throughout the day and night, resulting in small berries and dense structure in the wine. Deep, and effusively aromatic, the resulting wine benefits from fermentation without destemming, to elevate the detailed texture, soaring aromatics and fine grained tannin that are hallmarks of this amazing vineyard. We are very fortunate to have access to a small parcel of fruit from Heaven and Earth and we look forward to many more years of unlocking the secrets that this singular vineyard has to share.
2021 Pinot Noir Heaven and Earth Vineyard-The 2021 Pinot Noir Heaven and Earth Vineyard is sensational. Black cherry, mocha, licorice, sage and lavender are all amplified in this potent, ample Pinot Noir. There’s palpable density to the 2021, and yet the vibrant energy that is such an Arnot-Roberts signature comes through loud and clear. The 2021 is marked by a feeling of explosive vibrancy that is compelling.
Anthony Galloni-VINOUS-96 points Drinking Window: 2025 – 2036, tasted January 2023.