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Bottle of 2020 Vina Robles The Arborist
92 points
Sunset Int'l Wine Competition

2020 The Arborist

Varietal - Red Blends Estate Series

A caretaker of trees, The Arborist pays homage to the iconic Paso Robles oaks.

Through our partnership with One Tree Planted and the Arbor Foundation, we plant trees with a portion of the proceeds from every bottle of The Arborist sold.​

About

40% Syrah, 34% Petite Sirah, 20% Grenache, 6% Tannat

This estate blend is made mainly of varieties grown in our Huerhuero Vineyard, located directly behind our winery in the rolling hills of Paso Robles. Here, warm afternoons and cool evening breezes shepherd the grapes to perfect ripeness.

The clusters were picked during the cooler morning temperatures and cold soaked for two days prior to fermentation. Various pump-over techniques were implemented during progressive stages of fermentation to enhance fruit extraction and balance out the tannin structure. The wine was then aged in both small and large format French, Hungarian and American oak barrels for 18 months in order to add complexity while enhancing a soft, velvety finish. This fruit-forward wine is a natural go-to for just about any meal.

Wine Specs

  • Appellation Paso Robles
  • Harvest Date Sep 16 - Oct 9, 2020
  • Acid 6.3
  • pH 3.71
  • Aging 18 months in French, Hungarian and American oak barrels
  • Bottling Date April 2022
  • Alcohol % 14.5
The Arborist wine surrounded by cherries, black berries, chocolate and cinnamon

Tasting Notes

  • Aroma: Black cherries and plums with hints of spice and fine tobacco
  • Taste: Medium-bodied with dark stone fruits, dark chocolate and textured tannins

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