Arnot-Roberts, 2021 California Red Wine





United StatesCalifornia


Sonoma Coast


Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot


Barrel Aged, Indigenous yeast fermented

The Arnot version of an old-School California Red Wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
Cabernet Franc 20%
Merlot 20%
Cabernet Sauvignon from Massa Vineyard, Bedrock Vineyard, Gordenker Vineyard.
Cabernet Franc from Persia Vineyard.
Merlot from Massa Vineyard.
2021 Red Wine California
The 2021 Red Wine California is a new Bordeaux-based red wine that Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Roberts made initially to take the place of the 2020 Cabernets that would have been released around this time but were compromised by smoke. The Red Wine was initially intended to be a fun project, but Arnot and Roberts may have stumbled into what is really a pretty serious red with real potential. The 2021 is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon (Massa, Bedrock and Gordenker), 20% Cabernet Franc (Persia) and 20% Merlot (Massa). A powerful, old-school wine, the 2021 is going to need a few years to shed some tannin. I loved it.
-Anthony Galloni-VINOUS-95+ points Drinking Window: 2025 – 2041, tasted January 2023