2001 Arcadian Pisoni Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

$82 (current retail). Joe Davis crafts this wine differently than many working with Pisoni fruit. He picks less ripe and strives for balance and elegance. · A sturdy wine that is still supple. Ripe, smoky dark fruits, oak spice and barnyard on the nose. Cassis, plum and earth flavors leading to a dry and citric finish with zippy acidity. Drinking beautifully now. Reviewed October 1, 2008

Winery: Arcadian Winery
From article: Small Sips of California Pinot Noir: Just Drink It