many times here on one of my favorite California wineries: Arcadian. Joe Davis, winemaker and owner of Arcadian, strives to make wines that "Challenge the Style of the New World." His Pinot Noirs, Syrah, and Chardonnay speak of old world sensibilities; they show lower alcohol levels, bright acidity, and most have the ability to age longer than most of their California counterparts.
It is also a bit of a Thanksgiving tradition for me to open some Arcadian wines on Turkey Day. This year, I opened another 1997 Pinot Sleepy Hollow, as well as the 2005 Fiddlestix.
2005 Fiddlestix was good, but not showing nearly the tertiary characteristics of the older Sleepy Hollow. It was still rather primary and probably needs another few years to shed its youthfulness. Still, it was another good wine with which to celebrate the holidays.