Arnot-Roberts, 2022 Pinot Noir, Fox Creek, Carmel Valley





United StatesCalifornia


Carmel Valley


Fox Creek Vineyard


Pinot Noir


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

Soil Type

Sandy loam

Elevation: 1100’
Clone/Selection: 667, 115
Soils: Musick Series; granodiorite-studded clay loam
Vine Density: 4’x8’
Farming: Organic
Planted: 2006
The Fox Creek Vineyard is a stunning planting situated at 1100’ on a remote ridge above the Carmel Valley in Monterey County. The vineyard was planted in 2006 to Dijon clones 667 and 115 in well drained granodiorite clay loam that lends itself perfectly to growing world class Pinot Noir. This meticulously farmed vineyard produces tiny, compact clusters of fruit that deliver soaring aromatics and concentrated, crystalline flavors inflected with salinity from the influence of the nearby ocean. The long, cool growing conditions at Fox Creek, coupled with organic farming techniques allow for pure varietal expression at low potential alcohol. In short, we are thrilled to have found this site and look forward to many more years of working with this gorgeous fruit.
The 2021 Pinot Noir Fox Creek Vineyard is bright and finely sculpted. Crushed red berry fruit, orange peel, mint, crushed rocks and intense veins of minerality all come through in this vivid, beautifully nuanced Pinot. The vibrant, transparent style that emerges from this site at 1,100 feet in elevation is so alluring.
Anthony Galloni-VINOUS-94 points Drinking Window: 2025 – 2036, tasted January 2023