2008 Arcadian Syrah Sleepy Hollow Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Lucia Highlands
Drink between 2016 - 2028 (Edit)
CT91.7 12 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • wineismylife wrote: 93 points

    January 22, 2022 - WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. nose of leather, cigar box, plums and currants. Flavors of currants, plums and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.

  • rjoyer wrote:

    July 24, 2020 - Holy schnikes....this may be the best rendition of Sleepy Hollow syrah I've had to date. Sensual and suave on the palate that delivers a mouthful of meat, earth, dark berries, and a soy/umami undertone. This bottle kept building and building like a freight train rolling down the track with the last glass being the best glass after 4+ hours open. Joe's '08 are on-point and, in my opinion, the best vintage across the board for Arcadian since the 2005's. Damn.

  • jreis Likes this wine:

    May 23, 2019 - Really a ringer for a nice hermitage. A hint of Brett, smoky bacon, white pepper and dark brambly fruit on the nose. Still pretty tight and a touch tannic on the palate, but nice crunchy fruit and acidity. Lovely wine that punches way above its price point!

  • ashikoh Likes this wine:

    December 18, 2018 - Pizza Dinner with Arcadian Winemaker Joe Davis (Darren Howard's home): pizza dinner at Darren Howard's with Arcadian winemaker Joe Davis

  • Dagman Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 7, 2017 - OK - this is the first time I am experiencing "barnyard funK" and now I can appreciate the term! However; once you get past it (it dissipates within 30 mins), the underlying is northern Rhone like - savory, meaty with mild fruit in the background.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Arcadian
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Sleepy Hollow Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 73 (52%)
  • Consumed 67 (48%)

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