We would happily take this wine to a Cru Beaujolais showdown. En garde, Foillard! Du yr best, Dutraive! The guys at Arnot-Roberts know what they’re doing, and source their Gamay from the sexy-pants granitic soils (just like Beaujolais) high up (3000 feet!) in the Sierra Foothills. There’s a tiny bit of carbonic maceration, but this ain’t no fruity-tooty quaffer. This baby’s serious, and visions of cherries, cranberries, pepper, and stony, smoky soil will dance across your forebrain. Freakily well-balanced, until you remember whose wine you’re drinking: it’s those damn guys at Arnot-Roberts again.