Hey Joe - Where'd you go with that fruit in your hand? Part II.

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Hey Joe - Where'd you go with that fruit in your hand? Part II.

#1 Post by Merrill Lindquist » November 29th, 2018, 5:29 pm

I was reading on another thread about all the older Arcadian Pisonis, and I decided to have a look in the cellar. There it was: a 2001 Pisoni looking right at me. I pulled it, thinking it would be perfect with my lightly Moroccan spiced veal stew, which I make several times per year, and have since Gourmet Magazine published the recipe in their December 1991 issue. It was already in the oven.

I Ah-So'd the bottle, took a sip, and declared it perfect for my meal! Except then I noticed I had actually pulled a 2001 Sleepy Hollow Pinot. No problem!

This wine is glorious - if you have access to it, pull the cork! Deep wild strawberry, light spice, woodsy notes of cedar and pine. No alcohol or oak sticking out - just full integration. Gorgeous mouthfeel and finish.

Perfect in my Zalto Universal, Van Morrison playing "Magic Time" on my CD player, and a fireplace fire.

Did I mention I wish I had made this?
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#2 Post by PHuff » November 29th, 2018, 5:56 pm

Nice.....

The 2001 Arcadian Pisoni was one of the best Pinot's I have ever had.......
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#3 Post by Jud Reis » November 29th, 2018, 6:12 pm

Merril - I think I have one of these left - a tremendous wine.

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#4 Post by Jay $$ Winton » November 30th, 2018, 7:37 am

I have a few bottles of the 2007 Sleepy Hollow pinot...will hold....will not drink...repeat as necessary
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#5 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » December 2nd, 2018, 11:23 am

A few months ago I was lucky enough to enjoy a stupendous bottle of the 01 Sleepy --- definitely the best bottle I've had to date ... gut: mid 90's, if you must.
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#6 Post by Merrill Lindquist » December 2nd, 2018, 1:44 pm

Now I have to inspect my Arcadian inventory to see if I do indeed have 2001 Pisoni!

Edit: I do have a 2001 Pisoni - I guess I just grabbed the wrong one. Looks like there are 2000, 2003, 2005 Pisonis in there, too! Some La Encantadas and Sleepy Hollows, too!
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#7 Post by Dennis Atick » December 2nd, 2018, 1:54 pm

Nice note, Merrill. The '01 Sleepy Hollow and '01 Pisoni are benchmark wines for me. I've been fortunate to have had both numerous times over the years and I really don't think California gets much better. Joe does really great work here.
Oh, and I meet steal your thread title if I post a note as I have an '01 Arcadian Gary's Syrah Bob Fleming Cuvvee on tap for tonight [cheers.gif]
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#8 Post by Joe Davis » December 5th, 2018, 5:18 pm

This is just fantastic thank you Merrill for once again spotlighting my wines I am grateful and deeply appreciative of the highest compliment that could be paid.

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#9 Post by Merrill Lindquist » December 5th, 2018, 7:36 pm

Dennis Atick wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 1:54 pm
Nice note, Merrill. The '01 Sleepy Hollow and '01 Pisoni are benchmark wines for me. I've been fortunate to have had both numerous times over the years and I really don't think California gets much better. Joe does really great work here.
Oh, and I meet steal your thread title if I post a note as I have an '01 Arcadian Gary's Syrah Bob Fleming Cuvvee on tap for tonight [cheers.gif]
Cheers.
Steal away....
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#10 Post by Chris Atkins » December 5th, 2018, 11:09 pm

I going down to squeeze my old lady.

Caught her messin around with another wine.

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#11 Post by Merrill Lindquist » December 6th, 2018, 8:20 am

Chris Atkins wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 11:09 pm
I going down to squeeze my old lady.

Caught her messin around with another wine.
champagne.gif [cheers.gif]
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