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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Arcadian Westerly Vineyard Syrah 2004
Arcadian Westerly Vineyard Syrah 2004
(search item no. 100431)
boutique wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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 complete realization of his dream and his mission remains to make wines that fully express the uniqueness of the vineyard and the region while capturing the voluptuous flavor of the grape and the kiss of cool California breezes and warm sunshine.

This wine exemplifies the microclimate in its rustic nature with bigger tannins and earthier flavors.

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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 complete realization of his dream and his mission remains to make wines that fully express the uniqueness of the vineyard and the region while capturing the voluptuous flavor of the grape and the kiss of cool California breezes and warm sunshine.

Traditionally, Joe harvests fruit with much more modest sugar levels and much higher natural acidity than many of his fellow growers. The belief that Arcadian wines will continue to evolve in the bottle for years to come and that this continued evolution will ultimately produce a much more interesting wine is what drives Arcadian's--and Joe's---philosophy of winegrowing.