2018 Arnot-Roberts Peter Martin Ray Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

12.0% alc., 150 cases, $75. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. The savory nose features aromas of underbrush, sawdust, rose petal and deeply colored fruits. A robust, thickly-fruited wine offering an intense stream of blueberry-pomegranate fruit with a mild vegetative (green) undertone. Nicely balanced, with delicate tannins and a long, lip-smacking finish. The wine achieved more charm when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Arnot-Roberts seems intent on picking Pinot Noir at a lower Brix resulting in a more savory, even slightly green character in the finished Pinot Noir. This was much less evident in this wine compared to the Legan Vineyard bottling even though the final ABV is the same. Score: 92. Reviewed August 29, 2020

Winery: Arnot-Roberts
From article: Old Vine California Pinot Noir Vineyards: Santa Cruz Mountains