Arcadian Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2005

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

Item No. 100430
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • ST90

Winemaker's Notes

As a winegrower, I am interested primarily in growing the best possible fruit I can to achieve world-class wines. To that end, Arcadian is highly selective in the barrels that make the final cut for our vineyard-designated wines. We are also concerned that the high cost of farming to small yields is matched by the high quality of the wines we release. This way of thinking has provided us with an opportunity to create a village wine that is offered at a price that will appeal to many. This second release of the Santa Rita Hills, selected from two of our grand cru vineyards, is the result of this strict approval of barrels into the vineyard-designated program. The cuvee is comprised of 15 barrels from Fiddlestix Vineyard and one barrel of Clos Pepe Vineyard Pinot Noir.

Critical Acclaim

"Light, bright red. Red berry, cherry and musky herb aromas are underscored by lively minerality. Light in body, offering spicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors firmed by dusty tannins. The tannins gain strength with air, but so does the fruit. Finishes with good grip and a suave, lingering cherry note. This is still very young. 90+"
90 Points

Learn About Arcadian

Inspired by the great traditions of Burgundian winemaking, Joseph Davis has been making Arcadian Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah in California's Central Coast region since 1996. Using French artisan methods and hands-on vineyard management, Joe's Arcadian label consistently receives high marks from the world's most respected wine writers. Following his gut instinct allows him the...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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