Varietal: Gamay Noir
Region: El Dorado, Sierra Foothills, California, United States
This wine is bright, juicy, and absolutely perfect for spring. Vinous Magazine describes it as "bold, punchy, and super-delicious. Sweet red cherry fruit, dried herbs, tobacco, licorice, and cedar convey boisterous energy to this wonderfully fleshy, inviting wine. This is such a gorgeous wine. 90 points."
The wines from Arnot-Roberts are terroir-driven, offering perfect varietal purity. They make tiny quantites and have been gaining "cult status" in the industry. This Gamay Noir grows in the El Dorado vineyards at high elevation, which lets the wine retain freshness, despite the baking heat of the Sierra Foothills region.