Arnot-Roberts’ innovative, ambitious approach to making wine has been garnering growing critical acclaim from both the media and the wine industry for several years. In early 2013, the San Francisco Chronicle’s wine editor, Jon Bonné, named themWinemakers of the Year.
On Tuesday, June 18th, Comal will welcome co-founder Duncan Arnot Meyers for a special dinner showcasing a selection of Arnot-Roberts wines paired with dishes by executive chef Matt Gandin. Dining in Duncan’s company, dinner guests will have the opportunity to meet him and hear the story behind each wine selection.
A notable offering from Arnot-Roberts is their galvanizing Clary Ranch Syrah, to be served with Gandin’s wood-roasted pork loin. This particular wine is the perfect example of the winemakers’ approach: utilizing an unconventional area to harvest a particular grape varietal or seeking out “vineyards on the edge,” then finding that careful balance and between flavor and alcohol content.
This is the second in a new series of producer dinners (the first one featuring Wind Gap’s Pax Mahle) held in Comal’s private dining room, Abajo.
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, June 18th at 6:30 PM
PRICE: Tickets are $100 inclusive of food, wine and gratuity
RESERVATIONS: Space is limited – to purchase tickets, follow this link:
ADDRESS: Comal is located at 2020 Shattuck Avenue (at University Avenue) in Berkeley
Ahi tuna crudo nopal salad
2012 Chardonnay, Watson Ranch
Tomato-cucumber gazpacho cured King Salmon roe
2012 Rosé, Luchsinger Vineyard
Rabbit and English pea tamal mole amarillo
2011 Trousseau, Luchsinger Vineyard
Wood-roasted pork loin mole coloradito, seasonal vegetables
2011 Syrah, Clary Ranch
Oaxacan Chocolate Budin Maldon salt, whipped crema
Founded in 2001 by childhood friends Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts, Arnot-Roberts focuses on small lot, single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Chardonnay, as well as several other varietals uncommon in Northern California vineyards, including trousseau. Total production of Arnot-Roberts is around 2,000 cases per year with thirteen individual wines.