cortot20


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I really want to pull the trigger but its just out of my per bottle range. Are you distributed at all?

CT

trifecta


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2006 Arcadian Syrah Purisima Vineyard

Punched straight through the small wax dot on top. PnP. Great clarity, dark violet in color. Nose is initially hot, but seems to be easing after just minutes in the glass. Very tight, but picking up dark brooding red fruit, think plum and dark cherry. There is a hint of something there... maybe clove spice or white pepper, that may make itself more apparent in time.
Palate is quite juicy! A little heat (again PnP) but this is velvety smooth. Sweet tannin and acid intermingle on the back of the palate resulting in a medium plus finish that is very enjoyable. This really needs some time to open up, but I might have to be back at work in a matter of a few hours, so I don't have a ton of window to work with.

Will check in after we have it with homemade turkey burger deliciousness.

Quick summary so far: well built, great acid, nice dark fruit. I am probably in on this despite trying to restrain myself.

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Yes, I'm afraid too. What's a girl to do?

srwatters wrote:Holding the '05 so I really want some of this Syrah, but still but really concerned about "summer" shipping to North Texas. Taking a real chance that it won't get cooked in our last blast of summer heat wave.

In for two... (crosses fingers, toes, and eyes...



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neilfindswine wrote:Illinois has been added.



Thanks Neil!!

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tytiger58


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trifecta wrote:2006 Arcadian Syrah Purisima Vineyard

Punched straight through the small wax dot on top. PnP. Great clarity, dark violet in color. Nose is initially hot, but seems to be easing after just minutes in the glass. Very tight, but picking up dark brooding red fruit, think plum and dark cherry. There is a hint of something there... maybe clove spice or white pepper, that may make itself more apparent in time.
Palate is quite juicy! A little heat (again PnP) but this is velvety smooth. Sweet tannin and acid intermingle on the back of the palate resulting in a medium plus finish that is very enjoyable. This really needs some time to open up, but I might have to be back at work in a matter of a few hours, so I don't have a ton of window to work with.

Will check in after we have it with homemade turkey burger deliciousness.

Quick summary so far: well built, great acid, nice dark fruit. I am probably in on this despite trying to restrain myself.



Yea i'm almost embarrassed to say how much wine I bought last month...but Arcadian is a must buy for me

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cmaldoon


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trifecta wrote:2006 Arcadian Syrah Purisima Vineyard

Punched straight through the small wax dot on top. PnP. Great clarity, dark violet in color. Nose is initially hot, but seems to be easing after just minutes in the glass. Very tight, but picking up dark brooding red fruit, think plum and dark cherry. There is a hint of something there... maybe clove spice or white pepper, that may make itself more apparent in time.
Palate is quite juicy! A little heat (again PnP) but this is velvety smooth. Sweet tannin and acid intermingle on the back of the palate resulting in a medium plus finish that is very enjoyable. This really needs some time to open up, but I might have to be back at work in a matter of a few hours, so I don't have a ton of window to work with.

Will check in after we have it with homemade turkey burger deliciousness.

Quick summary so far: well built, great acid, nice dark fruit. I am probably in on this despite trying to restrain myself.



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cmaldoon wrote:Tri. Where are you with this? PM



too many things going.... FF draft right now, then more notes

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trifecta wrote:too many things going.... FF draft right now, then more notes



So in which round would you draft this Arcadian Purissima Vineyard Syrah? And why?

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2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
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trifecta


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All the heat has blown off. This went amazing with burgers. The acidity really brought out the umami notes. This syrah has a rare mix of bright red fruit and deep dark complex fruit as well. Palate is just getting more lush and velvety as things go. More layers are evolving as this open up, drawing you into the glass. I really wish I could have decanted 3 hours or so before even getting started. I really like this wine.... damn... need more money...

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Thanks for adding Illinois. I popped on to Woot to read some comments after putting my triplets to bed. I was happy to see this resolved. I ordered a pair. Rather a splurge for me but it sounds like a wonderful wine. Again, thanks.

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dianatkins wrote:Thanks for adding Illinois. I popped on to Woot to read some comments after putting my triplets to bed. I was happy to see this resolved. I ordered a pair. Rather a splurge for me but it sounds like a wonderful wine. Again, thanks.



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cmaldoon


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Damn you Neil, and you too Trifecta! Too good to pass up from all I know and to have my attention drawn to it so often today.

In for 2 sets

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2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
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cmaldoon wrote:Damn you Neil, and you too Trifecta! Too good to pass up from all I know and to have my attention drawn to it so often today.

In for 2 sets



Damn the torpedoes. (Tom Petty reference). You'll be glad you bought. This is a special one.

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...anyone traveling to the SB area, do yourself a favor and swing through Lompoc and hit the ghetto. If you're lucky enough to catch Joe there, you're in for a treat. Lots of other good wineries there too.

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cmaldoon


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neilfindswine wrote:Damn the torpedoes. (Tom Petty reference). You'll be glad you bought. This is a special one.



Yes, hence the end of my 110 day abstinence... For a Syrah... A $30 Syrah. I expect that it is that good. Actually I expect that it is more than that good.


I am not worried.

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This sounds right up my alley I'm in for two sets, Tri thanks for the great lab notes!

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neilfindswine wrote:Illinois has been added.

That's progress.

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rjquillin


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Damn, should have read these earlier.
Guess I'll wait for a woot-off.

CT

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So... it looks like I missed a great wine. What are my choices now?

cmaldoon


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I bought a couple sets, here are some notes:

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

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
My Cellar