Red

2005 Arcadian Pinot Noir Sleepy Hollow Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Lucia Highlands
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Community Tasting Notes 68

  • pjhr Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 16, 2017 - Has aged beautifully since the last bottle with more refined earthy notes on the palate and finish.

  • bob23 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 3, 2017 - Dried red fruit, tobacco, really lovely acidity - in an excellent place. Yum. That's the technical term.

  • grafstrb wrote: (89 points)

    February 22, 2017 - -- decanted for 1.5 hours before initial taste --
    -- tasted non-blind over 3 hours --

    NOSE aged red fruits; hint of stewed tomato; expressive; not complex.

    BODY: garnet color of medium to medium-deep depth; bricking throughout; medium-grained particulate matter present; medium bodied. Thought about deducting a point for the bricking, as most Arcadian pinots of this age wouldn't show that way, but decided not to.

    TASTE: open; dark red fruits (a bit muddled); medium oak; not as acidic as most Arcadian pinots*; bitter florals; seems to be ageing quickly relative to other Arcadian offerings; *apparent acidity did increase to medium – medium+ after 4 hours open; better with air than without; surprisingly, I think this is in its peak window, if not already on its gradual downslope, due to some worries that the oak is starting to take a stronger position than it formerly did. It's kind of crazy to say an 11 year old Pinot Noir from the U.S. is "early maturing" but that's really a testament to the ageworthiness of Joe's wines. I will continue to check-in on this every few months; very good to low-level excellent. Drink now and over the near term.

    50, 5, 11, 16, 7 = 89

  • WinePT Likes this wine: (91 points)

    June 18, 2016 - A delicious rich, medium-full bodied Pinot.

  • Diane (LI) wrote:

    May 13, 2016 - This speaks more of Burgundy than the Santa Lucia Highlands. Earthy, spicy , with red berries, ending with dried fig. Lovely.

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  • By Allen Meadows
    4th Quarter, 2008, Issue #32 (link)

    (Arcadian Winery Pinot Noir Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2007, IWC Issue #135 (link)

    (Arcadian Pinot Noir Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/25/2010 (link) 89 points

    (Arcadian Pinot Noir Sleepy Hollow Vineyard) Deep cherry, baked cherry, berry nose; ripe cherry, baked cherry, berry palate; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/23/2009 (link) 93 points

    (Arcadian Pinot Noir Sleepy Hollow Vineyard) Deep cherry nose; lovely, tart cherry, raspberry, tangy and complex palate; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/24/2009 (link) 85 points

    (Arcadian Pinot Noir Sleepy Hollow Vineyard) Medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; tight, cinnamon nose; cinnamon, tart red fruit, tastes acidified; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/29/2008 (link) 91 points

    (Arcadian Pinot Noir Sleepy Hollow Vineyard) Tart cherry nose; good tart cherry palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Arcadian
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Sleepy Hollow Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 342 (49%)
  • Consumed 350 (51%)

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