Vina Robles The Arborist Estate Red Blend 2018
|Region||California, Central Coast, Paso Robles|
This is a screamingly good deal, offering both hedonistic pleasure and complexity through a blend of 41% Syrah, 35% Petite Sirah, 12% Grenache and 12% Tannat. Aromas of roasted cherry, smoked meat and cola spice lead into a hearty palate of black currant, roasted game and licorice. It's balanced by bright acidity, making for a sip that will satisfy many.
Opaque violet. Ripe cherry and dark berry aromas are complicated by hints of black pepper, licorice and espresso. Plush, broad and gently sweet, offering weighty black/blue fruit flavors and a smoky nuance that builds with aeration. The clinging finish shows gentle tannic grip and a repeating licorice note.
The 2018 The Arborist checks in as a value-priced blend of 41% Syrah, 35%Petite Sirah, 12% Grenache, and 12% Tannat. Its deep purple color is followed by a fleshy, full-bodied, sexy red that's loaded with red and blue fruits, peppery herbs, and subtle meaty nuances. If you like upfront, ripe fruit bombs that have good balance and purity, give this beauty a whirl.