Arnot-Roberts Clajeaux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 131966
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • ST93
  • V91
Alcohol By Volume: 12.7%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

A cool and rocky site in the Mayacama Mountains is home to the Clajeux Vineyard. Arnot-Roberts have hand worked the same 12 rows in this vineyard-formerly called Wild Iris-since 2003. Planted to clone 7 in well drained volcanic soils, this site is cooled by afternoon breezes sweeping in from the Russian River Valley below and the ocean to the West. As a result, the vineyard is characterized by long slow flavor development in the grapes and naturally low yields. Fermented 30% whole cluster and aged 22 months in 30% new French oak barrels hand crafted by Nathan Roberts.

Critical Acclaim

"Dark purple. Textbook cabernet aromas of cassis, cherry, pipe tobacco and pungent herbs, with a suave vanilla overtone. Plush and palate-coating, offering gently sweet dark fruit and floral pastille flavors and a touch of licorice. Becomes spicier with air and finishes with superb persistence, clarity and subtle, harmonious tannins. "
93 Points

"A relatively soft wine, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Clajeux Vineyard, from the Chalk Hill District, comes across as quite supple in this flight of 2010 Cabernets from Arnot-Roberts. Juicy plums, blackberries, smoke, cloves, asphalt and violets meld together in this decidedly fleshy, expressive Cabernet. Elements of inner tension are nicely balanced by the pure density of the fruit. My impression is that this 2010 will mature earlier than some of the other Cabernets in the range."
91 Points

Learn About Arnot-Roberts

Arnot-Roberts was Founded in 2001 in Healdsburg, CA by childhood friends, Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts. The focus of this two person operation is on small lot, single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay, as well as several other varieties uncommon in Northern Californian vineyards. Sites are carefully chosen and are generally on the cooler end of the...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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