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2006 Arcadian Winery Syrah Santa Ynez Valley
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About Arcadian Winery

Joe Davis discovered his love for Pinot Noir in a bottle of 1978 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche Grand Cru. After a sip he was smitten, and by the end of the bottle he had made up his mind to produce Pinot Noir for a living...

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2006 Arcadian Winery Syrah Santa Ynez Valley

Producer: Arcadian Winery
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Syrah/Shiraz
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast
Appellation: Santa Ynez Valley

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2009

($18) Bright red. Peppery red berry and cherry aromas are complemented by notes of black olive and cracked pepper. An energetic rendition of syrah, offering gently sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and slow-building spiciness. Impressively focused and pure, with strong finishing snap and tangy persistence. This doesn't act like a wine from a hot vintage. A great value.

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Very drinkable, fantastic
by PinotBlanc351539
Drinkable right from the bottle. Smooth, sweet, light and fruity. Just plain enjoyable all around!!!


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While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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