Arbe Garbe Sonoma County White Blend 2015

$34.99

93 Points                                             One of our favorite new white discoveries of the year!  A delicious blend that we highly recommend. 93 Points Robert Parker: "The 2015 Arbe Garbe is a blend of Malvasia, Tocai and Ribolla Gialla. This is an exotic fruit cocktail of a wine with gorgeous aromatics of mango, caramelized melons, honeysuckle, apricot, a touch of pineapple, strawberry and even cherry notes, making for an intense, round and juicy wine. It is an intriguing wine that merits serious attention from readers." 92 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2015 White Wine Sonoma County is absolutely gorgeous. Sweet, floral aromatics lead to apricot, lemon confit, jasmine and mint. Beautifully perfumed throughout, the 2015 offers a compelling interplay of exotic fruit, lifted aromatics and pliant texture. Not surprisingly, it has much in common with the white blends of Friuli. The 2015 is all class." Arbe Garbe winemakers Letizia and Enrico Maria Bertoz make white wines in the style of the great white wines of their native Friul, with a little California flair.

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Ratings on Delectable

Al Shikoh Delectable Pro

lemon yellow, watery rim; perfumed, apricot, mango, lemon peel, Gardenia; medium body, good acidity, 14% ABV; blend of 45% Malvasia Bianca sourced from Catie’s Corner Vineyard in RRV, 30% old vine Tocai Friulano from Pagani Ranch in Sonoma Valley, and 25% Ribolla Gialla from Tanya’s Vineyard in RRV; 24 hours of skin contact for the Malvasia, 12 hours for the Tocai and the Ribolla, followed by light pressing and native fermentation in puncheons of which 20% were new, made by Italian winemaker Enrico Bertoz from Alto Adige; reminiscent of white blends of Friuli; $26

lemon yellow, watery rim; perfumed, apricot, mango, lemon peel, Gardenia; medium body, good acidity, 14% ABV; blend of 45% Malvasia Bianca sourced from Catie’s Corner Vineyard in RRV, 30% old vine Tocai Friulano from Pagani Ranch in Sonoma Valley, and 25% Ribolla Gialla from Tanya’s Vineyard in RRV; 24 hours of skin contact for the Malvasia, 12 hours for the Tocai and the Ribolla, followed by light pressing and native fermentation in puncheons of which 20% were new, made by Italian winemaker Enrico Bertoz from Alto Adige; reminiscent of white blends of Friuli; $26

9.2

Michael L S Delectable Pro

Very flavorful, light, aromatic. This is a mix of Italian varietals (I think Malvasia Bianca, fruilano and ribolla). @ Bottega in napa

Very flavorful, light, aromatic. This is a mix of Italian varietals (I think Malvasia Bianca, fruilano and ribolla). @ Bottega in napa

9.2

Mike Lee Delectable Pro

Beverage Manager/Sommelier Catch Miami

45% Malvasia Bianca, 30% Tocai Friulano, 25% Ribolla Gialla.

45% Malvasia Bianca, 30% Tocai Friulano, 25% Ribolla Gialla.

9.3

Iain Newton

I’ll believe an @Vinny Eng review any day of the week!

I’ll believe an @Vinny Eng review any day of the week!

9.0

Jeff Fennel

Amazing

Amazing

9.5

Tim Hinck Delectable Pro

2015 The aroma is almost like Gewurtz mixed with SauvBlanc; grassy, extremely ripe-fruit-forward. The palate is herbal and almost piney, the skin asserts a strong presence without off-balancing the delicate floral and herbal qualities of this stunner! Maybe a touch high on RS for me, but otherwise a perfect example of what I want in New California natural whites!

2015 The aroma is almost like Gewurtz mixed with SauvBlanc; grassy, extremely ripe-fruit-forward. The palate is herbal and almost piney, the skin asserts a strong presence without off-balancing the delicate floral and herbal qualities of this stunner! Maybe a touch high on RS for me, but otherwise a perfect example of what I want in New California natural whites!

9.4

Steve Anderson

Always a fun Cali blend and great with a variety of New Year’s Day Apps. 45% Malvasia, 30% old vine Tocai Friuliano, and 25% Ribolla Gialla (or Ribby G as we like to call it in the Quartiere). Always a nice remembrance of @Alec White when we have this wine, as he introduced it to us.

Always a fun Cali blend and great with a variety of New Year’s Day Apps. 45% Malvasia, 30% old vine Tocai Friuliano, and 25% Ribolla Gialla (or Ribby G as we like to call it in the Quartiere). Always a nice remembrance of @Alec White when we have this wine, as he introduced it to us.

9.2

Anne Selee

Delicious!! Perfect start to San Francisco!

Delicious!! Perfect start to San Francisco!

9.2

Raj Harb

I found the nose to be of ripe white peaches and increasingly fruity as the bottle opened up. Good but in the world of CA made Italian varietal blends I preferred Massican Annia

I found the nose to be of ripe white peaches and increasingly fruity as the bottle opened up. Good but in the world of CA made Italian varietal blends I preferred Massican Annia

9.0

Lauren Atkins

Good easy drinking white. Neutral flavors, nothing strong.

Good easy drinking white. Neutral flavors, nothing strong.

8.8

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