"Beguiling"
2019 Arnot-Roberts Trousseau North Coast

Posted by Joe Salamone

Arnot-Roberts' wines are some of the top examples of the "new California".

For many years, Arnot-Roberts has been producing some of the most exciting wines in the New World. They are delicate, fresh, nuanced, and utterly unique.

Their range covers everything from Cabernet, Syrah, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay to the obscure field blends and varietals, like Ribolla Gialla and Trousseau. Their Trousseau has gained a cult following. 

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Whenever we're fortunate enough to have bottles in stock, it always disappears quickly and frequently with orders for six or twelve bottles. This gives you an idea of how delicious the Trousseau is. 

This is the first time that we've had an opportunity to offer Arnot-Roberts Trousseau. At as low as $29.95, it offers serious value.

In the right vintages, the Trousseau hits an elusive combination of sheer gulpability and fascinating complexity. The 2019 is a very lovely example of this. It delivers herbs, berries, dried flowers, spice, and a beautiful mineral spine. All of this is backed by soft tannins and a vibrant buoying acidity. 

Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts were huge fans of Trousseau, a grape grown in the Jura in eastern France. The 2019 is sourced from two vineyards: Luchsinger, a site with volcanic alluvium soils at an elevation of 1400 feet, and Bartolomei, a cool vineyard that's mostly planted to Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley. 

Allocations of Arnot-Roberts Trousseau are typically just a few cases. We're excited to have the opportunity to offer the 2019 to a fairly wide audience. It's one of those irresistible bottles that you'll want to have on hand in quantity. We created 4-pack pricing for this reason. 

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

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Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: "The 2019 Trousseau is very pretty, showing sweet dried cherry, orange peel, spice, cedar and rose petal. Exotic and beguiling, with striking aromatics and tons of lift, the Trousseau is just exquisite right out of the glass. Don’t be fooled by the pale color and somewhat fleeting feel; the 2019 has enough depth to drink well for a number of years. The 2019 is mostly a blend from Luchsinger, with two barrels from Bartolomei, done with 100% whole clusters and aged in neutral oak."