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VinaRobles The Arborist 2021

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Vintage: 2021
  • WE 92
  • JS 90
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Dive into the world of fine wine with VinaRobles The Arborist 2021, a masterpiece blend crafted by the skilled hands of winemaker Kevin Willenborg at the Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery. This red blend is not just a bottle of wine; it’s a journey through the lush, rolling hills of Paso Robles, where the grapes find their unique character and complexity.

The VinaRobles The Arborist 2021 is a harmonious blend of 46% Syrah, 23% Petite Sirah, 13% Grenache, and 9% Tannat. These grapes are lovingly grown in the estate’s Huerhuero Vineyard, benefiting from the warm afternoons and cool evening breezes that are typical of Paso Robles. This unique climate ensures the grapes reach their perfect ripeness, promising a wine that’s both rich and nuanced.

Harvested in the cool mornings and cold soaked for two days, the wine undergoes a meticulous fermentation process. With various pump-over techniques, Kevin Willenborg enhances the fruit extraction and ensures a balanced tannin structure. Aging for 18 months in French, Hungarian, and American oak barrels adds layers of complexity and a velvety finish, making The Arborist 2021 a fruit-forward wine that complements almost any meal.

Color: The VinaRobles The Arborist 2021 boasts a deep, dark ruby hue that captures the essence of its rich blend.

Aroma: Imagine walking through an orchard with ripe black cherries and plums around you. Add to this a blend of cola, mocha, and a dash of savory spice, and you’ve got the complex aroma profile of The Arborist 2021.

Taste: On the palate, VinaRobles The Arborist 2021 is medium-bodied, presenting a tapestry of dark stone fruits like cherries and plums, intertwined with mocha and embraced by juicy, supple tannins. This wine is a delightful journey of flavors, perfect for those looking to explore the subtleties of a well-crafted blend.

The Arborist wine has garnered high praise, reflecting its exceptional quality and value. Wine Enthusiast awarded it 92 points, celebrating its blend of dark blue fruits and a unique, rusty minerality. Notes of oak spice, firm tannins, and a hint of bloody meats add to its allure, making it a standout in its vintage.

James Suckling gave it 90 points, highlighting its complex notes of plums, blackberries, and mulberries, with an intriguing mix of blood orange and hibiscus. Its medium body, spiced and racy character, alongside crunchy tannins and a fruit-forward finish, mark The Arborist 2021 as a blend of distinction.

VinaRobles The Arborist 2021 is more than just a bottle of wine. It’s a testament to the artistry and dedication of Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery and its talented winemaker, Kevin Willenborg. From its meticulously crafted blend to its complex flavor profile, The VinaRobles The Arborist 2021 is a wine that promises to elevate any dining experience. Whether you’re a seasoned wine enthusiast or a curious newcomer, The Arborist red blend is a delightful exploration into the world of fine wines.

26 reviews for VinaRobles The Arborist 2021

  1. Kelly Mcqueen

    The Arborist Red Blend is a real winner. The hint of chocolate and tobacco mingled with a touch of oak is simply divine. Truly a testament to the skills of winemaker Kevin Willenborg.

  2. Jacob Ledoux

    Just uncorked a 2021 VinaRobles The Arborist Wine. The aroma alone had me swooning, but the flavors of dark fruit and chocolate truly sealed the deal. An earthy, robust red blend from Paso Robles.

  3. Christina Lindsey

    If you’re a fan of Red Blend wines from Paso Robles, you’ll love The Arborist. The black cherry and cola flavors are a sensational combination.

  4. Ray Moran

    Tried the Paso Robles Red Blend from Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery. The flavors of black cherry and vanilla with a hint of tobacco were simply divine. Can’t wait to get another bottle of this Arborist Wine.

  5. Mark Sapp

    The Arborist Wine 2021 from Vina Robles is a revelation. The taste of blackcurrant and smoke is intense and rich, making it a wine to be savored.

  6. David Montgomery

    The Arborist, a stunning wine from Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery, is a symphony of cherry and oak flavors. Perfectly balanced and absolutely delightful.

  7. John Douglass

    The Arborist, a stunning red blend from Vina Robles, is a symphony of blueberry and dark chocolate notes. Rich, intense and simply unforgettable.

  8. Tracy Huffman

    VinaRobles The Arborist Wine 2021 is a standout. The fusion of dark fruit and vanilla flavors creates a delightful balance that lingers on the palate.

  9. Jonathan Lozon

    The Arborist Wine from Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery is a real treat. The earthy notes paired with the taste of blackberry and pepper make it a true Paso Robles gem.

  10. Jo Nattiah

    The Vina Robles The Arborist Red Blend is an absolute treat! Bursting with flavors of cherry, plum, and a hint of vanilla, this vinarobles wine is a must-try.

  11. Catherine Bradley

    VinaRobles knows how to make a wine! The Arborist is packed with the flavors of leather and blackberry jam, a combination that is surprisingly delightful.

  12. Christopher Gionfriddo

    The Arborist Red Blend from Vina Robles is a wine lover’s dream. The vanilla and raspberry notes are beautifully balanced, making it a joy to drink.

  13. Louella Rushing

    Vina Robles’ The Arborist is a wine that stands out. The intense flavors of dark chocolate and black cherry make it a rich, intense, and unforgettable experience.

  14. Willie Novotny

    Just had a bottle of Vina Robles The Arborist Red Blend, and what an experience! Rich and intense with bold cherry and plum flavors, it’s a must-try.

  15. Raymond Martin

    Arborist Wine is a true Paso Robles classic. The raspberry and black fruit flavors come together in harmony, making it a perfect pairing with lamb.

  16. Catherine Huneycutt

    One sip of The Arborist Red Blend and you’re hit with the taste of clove and licorice. It’s a bold, rich, and intense wine.

  17. Stephanie Rimple

    VinaRobles The Arborist Wine 2021 is a true Paso Robles gem. The flavors of black fruit and pepper create a wine that is both rich and intense.

  18. James Delker

    The Vina Robles The Arborist Wine was a pleasant surprise. Loved the rich, intense taste of blueberry and dark chocolate. A Red Blend that’s worth every penny!

  19. Nathan Anderson

    Pair Arborist Wine with Lamb and you’re in for a treat. The anise and cheese flavors in the wine complement the meat perfectly.

  20. Veronica Farmer

    The Arborist Wine is a true result of winemaker Kevin Willenborg’s craftsmanship. The blackberry and earthy notes make it a unique and enjoyable wine to savor.

  21. Lucile Cervantez

    Vina Robles’ The Arborist has a distinct taste of black plum and mocha. This Paso Robles Red Blend is a testament to the winery’s quality.

  22. Maia Kimberlin

    This Paso Robles Red Blend is a masterclass in balance. The flavors of red fruit, cranberry and a hint of cola make it a joy to sip.

  23. Jason Taylor

    The Arborist Red Blend by winemaker Kevin Willenborg is a revelation. The blend of raspberry, black fruit, and a hint of pepper makes it a perfect companion for a cozy night in.

  24. Stuart Wilson

    Picked up a bottle of the arborist wine from Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery. The taste was rich and intense, with a lovely blend of blackberry and oak. Definitely pairing Arborist Wine with lamb next time!

  25. Michael Davis

    VinaRobles’ Arborist Wine is truly a Paso Robles treasure. The earthy cassis flavor paired with a hint of flint makes it a unique and enjoyable experience.

  26. Bruce Meyer

    The Arborist Wine by Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery is an absolute delight. The tar and dark fruit flavors create a rich and intense tasting experience.

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What is The Arborist 2021?

The Arborist 2021 by Vina Robles is a meticulously crafted red blend from Paso Robles, featuring Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache, and Tannat. Aged in oak for 18 months, it offers a harmonious mix of dark fruit aromas, mocha, and supple tannins, making it ideal for pairing with a variety of meals.

What is the significance of the name "The Arborist" for Vina Robles?

The Arborist" name pays tribute to the dedicated arborist who preserved a venerable 300+ year-old oak tree and honors Vina Robles founder Hans Nef. This gesture reflects the winery's deep respect for nature and its heritage, encapsulating the essence of sustainability and legacy in its naming.

Critical Acclaim

WE 92
Wine Enthusiast
This blend of 45% Syrah, 33% Petite Sirah, 13% Grenache and 9% Tannat is one of the best quality-for-value bottlings of each vintage. Aromas of dark blue fruits meet with a rusty, sanguine minerality on the nose. The palate adds oak spice, firm tannins and bloody meats to the dark blue core.
JS 90
James Suckling
Notes of plums, blackberries and mulberries with notes of blood orange and hibiscus. Medium-bodied, spiced and racy with crunchy tannins and a flavorful, fruit-forward finish. A blend of 45% syrah, 33% petite sirah, 13% grenache and 9% tannat.

What does VinaRobles The Arborist 2021 taste like?

Earthy Flavors of the wine

earthy, leather, smoke

Red Fruit flavors of the wine

cherry, raspberry, red fruit

Oaky Flavors of the wine

oak, vanilla, chocolate

Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

plum, blackberry, dark fruit

Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

pepper, anise, licorice

Citrus notes found in the wine

orange, lemon

cheese, cream

Vegetal notes found in the wine

tomato, bell pepper

fig, dried fruit, prune


Floral aromas found in the wine

violet, iris, lavender

Food Pairing with VinaRobles The Arborist 2021

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Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery, nestled in the heart of Paso Robles, California, is a tale of a dream turned into reality. This winery, with its roots deeply embedded in the rich soil and vibrant community of Paso Robles, is more than just a place to enjoy a glass of wine. It's a testament to vision, dedication, and the harmonious blend of Swiss heritage with American opportunity. Where Are They Located? Paso Robles, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, is home to Vina Robles. This picturesque region, known for its warm days and cool nights, provides the perfect backdrop for the winery. Its strategic location not only benefits from the diverse climate but also contributes to the unique character of its wines. When Did They Open? The journey of Vina Robles began...check our brand Vina Robles
Cabernet Sauvignon
The term "Red Blend" encompasses a vast and varied spectrum of red wines, each crafted from a unique amalgamation of grape varieties. This category of wines is a canvas for winemakers to express creativity and regional character, often blending traditional varieties with local, lesser-known grapes. Red Blends are not confined to a single formula; instead, they represent the artistry of blending, where each bottle offers a unique narrative of its origin, grape composition, and the winemaker's vision. Red Blends flourish across the globe, thriving in regions that offer the optimal conditions for a diverse array of grape varieties. The climatic conditions and soil profiles in these regions are pivotal in nurturing the grapes that compose these intricate wines. In the Bordeaux region of...Please check Red Blend for more information

Winemaker of VinaRobles The Arborist 2021

Kevin Willenborg

Kevin Willenborg

Kevin Willenborg is a name synonymous with innovation and excellence in the winemaking industry, particularly known for his expertise with Cabernet Sauvignon at Vina Robles in Paso Robles. With a career spanning over three decades, Kevin has etched his name among the elite winemakers globally, having honed his skills in some of the world's most prestigious vineyards and wineries, including the renowned Château Petrus in Bordeaux and Rubicon Estate in Napa Valley. Kevin's journey into the world of winemaking was serendipitous. Initially enrolling at UC Davis with aspirations of becoming an engineer, he found his true calling in viticulture just after his freshman year. This pivotal "left turn" in his career path led him to an illustrious journey through the vines of renowned wineries.... More Products
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Paso Robles AVA, a jewel in the crown of California's Central Coast, has evolved from its humble beginnings in the 18th century to a world-renowned winegrowing region, distinguished by its rich tapestry of history, terroir, and innovation. The journey of viticulture in this region began with the Spanish missionaries and their introduction of the Mission grape, setting the stage for a wine legacy that would flourish over centuries. Spanning an impressive 666,500 acres, Paso Robles AVA is a testament to the diversity and abundance of California's wine country. The region's geographical setting, bordered by the Salinas River Valley and the Santa Lucia Coastal Mountains, forms a natural amphitheater that shapes its distinct climate and soil characteristics. Despite its closeness to the... ...Check Region for more information

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