Arthur Cellars

Owner(s) Takahiro Momoi
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Reviewed Wines

2015 Arthur Cellars Pride & Joy Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.34, TA 0.69, 50 cases, $40. Released September 2017. Grapes are sourced from Green Valley of Russian River Valley. Aged 13 months in one-year-old French oak barrels. · Moderately light ruby red color in the glass. Very shy aromas of cherry, blueberry and bramble. More engaging on the palate with light to mid weight flavors of cherry, strawberry and vanilla. Easygoing, with silky tannins and a noticeable cut of citrus-imbued acidity on the finish. Better when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 89. Reviewed November 12, 2017 ARTICLE »

2014 Arthur Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., pH 3.49, TA 0.77, 50 cases, $35. Winemaker Takahiro Momoi sources grapes from the Green Valley of Russian River Valley for this bottling. Aged for up to 14 months in seasoned French oak barrels. · Light cherry red color in the glass. Aromas of cherry, bark, and tobacco lead to a middleweight styled wine featuring flavors of oak-kissed black cherry, tobacco and cola. A welcoming satiny mouthfeel and more fruit lushness than one would expect from the modest color makes for good drinking. The cherry fruit has a slight confected tone and there is a bit too much oak overlay, but otherwise this is a commendable wine. The wine was better the following day when tasted from a previously opened and re-corked bottle with better oak immersion and more flamboyant cherry and spice flavor. Score: 89. Reviewed December 1, 2016 ARTICLE »

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