Arnot-Roberts Falanghina 'Handal-Denier Vyd' Dry Creek Valley 2016
Founded by childhood friends Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts, this passionate wine producing duo has been pioneering Northern California’s wine country for over 15 years, focusing on single-vineyard wines of character and purity. The Handal-Denier vineyard is situated on a steep slope, full of red volcanic soils. Falanghina, originally from Italy’s Campania region, does extremely well in this terroir; the duo then ferments in stainless steel with native yeast, followed by aging in neutral French oak for eight months. Fresh, mineral-driven, and insanely versatile on the table.
California, United States
The sun in the American wine solar system, but at the same time a wine 'nation' in its own right, California is like the popular kid in high school that was good at everything and good-looking, too.