This is a collector set, a perfect start to a cellar vertical of California Cabernet Sauvignon that defies hype and is worth every penny.
2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 vintages.
For us Arnot-Roberts Fellom Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon represents both the best of California and the best of what Nathan & Duncan (winemakers & proprietors of Arnot-Roberts) do... they find properties that are little known and elevate them to the highest level. There were others who understood Santa Cruz Mountains as a great site for Cabernet Sauvignon but few who found the perfect vineyard and built a property into the defining, world-class wine that Arnot-Roberts Fellom Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon has become.
The sustainably-farmed Fellom Ranch Vineyard is planted on an exposed ridgetop at 2200’ elevation in the Santa Cruz Mountains. When the Fellom family purchased their ranch on Montebello Ridge in 1929, it came with an established vineyard planted to Zinfandel. Between 1980-1983 they replanted and expanded this site with Cabernet Sauvignon cuttings from the Charles Krug Winery in the Napa Valley. These old, cane-pruned vines struggle in the harsh environment and low-nutrient soils, generating thick skins, and naturally low yields. The soil on the top of this mountain is a mixture of Franciscan Chert, Sandy Loam, Clay and Serpentine, imparting structure and flavors unique to this historic winemaking region. The cool nights and airflow from the Pacific Ocean just 16 miles away help to moderate ripening; extending the growing season and allowing these mature vines to produce balanced fruit with intense concentration and varietal purity.
While there are individual variations based on vintage, these wines are always incredibly elegant - aromatic and deeply concentrated, with dark pigment and flavors of black fruits and cedar, supported by a firm tannic structure.
We have ONLY ONE vertical set to offer. These wines have been stored in our temperature-controlled wine room and have emerged only to be photographed. We are thrilled to pay tribute to this vineyard and this wine, and to offer it up for sale.