February 9, 2010

2000 Arcadian Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard

I'm not going to say anything more about Arcadian. I've raved about them here numerous times. If you're not drinking Arcadian, it's not that I haven't given you the impetus. Despite being 10 years old (that's old for California Pinot, right?), this Pisoni is just drinking perfectly and will drink well for several more years. One of the best California Pinots I've ever had, nearly as good as the 1997 Pisoni we had from Bob's cellar last week. Joe Davis still has some for sale from the Arcadian cellars, but it'll cost ya' a bit.

The nose is really too much...in a good way. Floral, tea notes, truffles, cherry...Palate is marked by sweet raspberry and cherry fruit that is framed by a lively acidity that refuses to quit. Long, slightly warm backside that shows damp earth and a finish that sails on and on.Terrific wine. About all I want from my Cali Pinot. I think this could still make folks smile 5 years from now.


  1. Sounds good... I'll have to be on the lookout for Arcadian. All of sudden I'm being bombarded with info on Pisoni. I read about them in the New Classic Winemakers of CA book and it seems like the name comes up everyday now. There's a Pisoni Vineyard Patz & Hall Pinot on closeout at the ole Ansley Kroger BTW.

  2. Matt-
    Thanks for the heads up on the Patz Pisoni. May want to try that one.