"New California Wine," a term coined by witty wine writer/author Jon Bonné, refers to the next generation of winemaking that has been happening across the Golden State. Wines that have been created to highlight viticultural diversity, more refined styles and showcase the uniqueness of California terroir. While there are many producers that highlight this philosophy, Arnot - Roberts has been at the forefront of this movement for two decades.
Created by two childhood friends, Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts (Robert Mondavi's grandson), the Napa Valley natives started Arnot - Roberts in 2001 with just a single barrel of wine. Today, they focus on highlighting the unique terroirs throughout California. (to read more about Arnot Roberts, click here.)
These wines are also something you won't find in very many grocery stores, if any. They are made in very limited quantities and we try stock them as often as we can.
On the shelf at Howie's Cellar:
2018 Watson Ranch Chardonnay, Napa Valley $49.99
2018 Legan Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains $64.99
2019 Vare Vineyard Ribolla Gialla, Napa Valley $39.99 (only 12 bottles available)
2018 Clajeux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Chalk Hill $94.99 (only 6 bottles available)
2019 Clary Ranch Syrah, Sonoma Coast $59.99 (only 12 bottles available)
2019 Syrah, Sonoma Coast $39.99
2019 Heaven & Earth Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast $59.99 (only 12 bottles available)