Lot 589 | 2016 Sonoma County
A juicy, mouthwatering introduction to an old Italian favorite!
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Literally meaning “little rascal” in Piemontese, this grape was named for its unpredictable ripening and difficulty to grow. Planted for centuries in Italy’s Piedmont region, Arneis has nowadays become quite fashionable amongst white wine connoisseurs and Italophiles alike. On this side of the pond, Arneis is primarily grown in Sonoma and the Willamette Valley. Lot 589 is an absolutely mouthwatering introduction to this delicious Italian grape.
Sourced from a winery in Carneros that almost exclusively produces small-batch releases, this wine was whole cluster pressed and fermented at low temperature in 100% stainless to maintain aromatic qualities and brightness of fruit. With over six months in bottle, this wine has come together beautifully, delivering a seamless transition from nose to palate.
Aroma is a mix of floral and citrus, but there's also a hint of fermentation character which detracts a bit. The flavor is more minerally than the nose, but soft upfront with a bit of acid in the finish. If you like sav blanc, I'd give it a try as it's a softer version of that type of wine, but for me, I find that I don't love the balance and would probably take a pass here. Decent, but I won't get more.
Took a chance...WoW!
Once again, Cam offers variety and stimulating discoveries for us "risk takers". I had to Google "Arneis" after watching his video tasting. So I took the chance and, man, what a pleasant surprise! Well structured but within the dry, crisp, yet slightly complex boundaries of us S/B and P.G. lovers.
I liked the wine but thought it was a little tart. I enjoyed it more with food than just sipping by itself. The Albarino had more flavor.
Never tried before and first impression leaves lasting memory
Great for the summer
Much more up my alley than all the chards, this is a great refreshing pour on a hot summer evening, one you want to keep drinking!
Arneis for the ages
I love all of the Arneis that Cam releases. I also love all his Albarino's. If you do too, this is one to order too.
Awesome Cal Ital Varietal
My white wine drinker loves this wine . We usually buy Italian producers but this one from Sonoma is excellent. Love to drink all the time with all kinds of food.
Great everyday wine
Summer/Winter - one of my favorite whites... crisp... dry...
Crisp wine , citrus fruit with a chalky finish
Crisp wine , citrus fruit with a chalky finish. Love this wine, glad I bought a case. Not sweet, and dry , how wee like our whites. A great value, great alone or with cheese. Too bad it sold out.
Hope it comes back
Great in the summer with a warm breeze and a light dinner on the deck. Nice and crisp.