Red

2006 Arcadian Syrah Stolpman Vineyard

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Ynez Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • cmaldoon wrote: 92 points

    September 20, 2013 - 2006 Arcadian Syrah. Stolpman Vineyard

    Opened approximately 1 hour before notes

    Color: a very pretty ruby red. Dark but far from opaque. Not the purplish I am used to from many syrahs.

    Nose:
    Him: Musty black plum,overcooked asparagus, menthol, and vanilla.
    Her:Reasonably fragrant. Primarily cherry compote and cedar sawdust. Perhaps a fishy note but that could be just a jump from cedar to salmon.

    Palate:
    Him: solid slightly sour cherry, not hugely concentrated but instead with finesse. Some baking spices carry to a coffee note and a longer (15sec finish)
    Her:
    Claims this is not a Syrah. Feels like a Pinot, silky smooth but not lacking anywhere. Very light body but has a lot of subtle flavors. Lighter red fruits like a Pinot, followed by a Chardonnay butterscotchiness and a peppery finish. An understated wine with all of the pieces.

    After 2.5 hours open

    Nose:
    Him: I agree with her cedar note as opposed to my menthol. All else is the same. This is solid stuff and I'm glad I bought 2 sets

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