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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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2010
($45) Bright red. Complex, expressive nose combines crushed raspberry, wild strawberry, peppery spices and a touch of orange peel. Fresh, sweet and sharply delineated, with red fruit and herb flavors enlivened by notes of pepper and smoky minerality. Finishes with lovely finishing cut and fine-grained tannins that avoid dryness. This is very lively for a hot vintage.
91+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Just opened first bottle, very glad thee are 5 more, bright and clear , mo muddled taste here, dominated by cherry/rapsberry it retains an elegance and firmlasting finish
Great Pinot for the Price
Soft and fruity out of the bottle. At this price point its a no brainer.
Little bit washed-oiut
Body & moderate black cherry both fade a bit @ end; finish is bit short as well. Lacks crispmess. Probably closer to 3.5 star.
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Would benefit from breathing for 1 hour prior to drinking to open up.
lived up to the press
Tried first bottle recently. First night poured through vinerator and it still took a while to open up in glass. Spicy at first, but eventually settled down; seemed to evolve minute by minute. Second night: shades of Burgundy with clear overtones of mushroom, truffle and an earthiness, all of which played off the dinner well.
It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...
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Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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