95 POINTS, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate. "One of the superstars of the vintage, this classic Montrose is showy and opulent and it offers a dense purple color followed by gorgeously sweet black raspberry and black currant fruit, intermixed with loamy, earthy, forest floor notes, a floral component and a long, full-bodied finish. The 2008 was fashioned from yields of 44 hectoliters per hectare, which is slightly less than the 2010's: 45 hectoliters per hectare. Forget it for 5-8 years and drink it over the following 20+."
98 POINTS, James Suckling, formally of Wine Spectator. "Fantastic aromas of dark berries, sandalwood and Spanish cedar that are ever so deep. Full body, an incredible spin of polished tannins and bright acidity. Incredible depth. Like looking over the edge...
Arnot-Roberts produces limited production, small batch, artisan crafted wines and has slowly been cultivating cult-status. 9 barrels produced for this Clary Ranch Pinot Noir. Old-world style and character describe this cool-climate Pinot. Great aromatics and savory flavors of red and...
Northern Rhone look alike. Absolutely gorgeous bright, briary, savory herb, rosemary, and incredible depth that remains weightless throughout to the pure finish.