The 2015 Trousseau (North Coast) is delicate, aromatic and nicely lifted in the glass. Savory herbs, dried flowers, dried cherries and orange peel are some of the signatures. Drink this attractive, mid-weight red over the next few years. The 2015 is ethereal, gracious and also a touch eccentric. In 2015, most of the fruit was from Luchsinger, Arnot-Roberts' original Trousseau source, as there was no yield from the Bohan Ranch. Because of that, the 2015 is a bit light in color.
Arnot-Roberts was founded in 2001 in Healdsburg, California by childhood friends Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts. Duncan and Nathan grew up in the midst of vineyards and winemakers in the Napa Valley. Each took an interest in the wine industry, with Nathan following his father’s lead as a cooper, and Duncan pursuing winemaking in renowned wineries in Napa and Sonoma.      The focus of this two person operation is on small lot, single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir, as well as several other varieties uncommon in Northern Californian vineyards. Through good fortune and a keen eye, they have  identified vineyard sources that are both singular and extraordinary. Collaboration with dedicated and passionate growers is paramount in the farming of these sites and vinification of their wines.