Arcadian

Francesca Central Coast Pinot Noir

9.247 ratings
9.111 pro ratings
Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.1

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee lunch...always such a treat to attend. This week, Dan hosted. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All blind as usual.

I’m sorry, but I refuse to accept this a pinot! I’d be more likely to believe someone poured something different in to a pinot bottle. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a nice wine. My understanding is this is their blend of the best barrels from their other pinots. The nose on this screamed Bordeaux...leather and tar. Never gotten that from a west coast pinot. Fruit forward, soft red and black fruits. Black cherry and plum. I called right bank Bordeaux.

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee lunch...always such a treat to attend. This week, Dan hosted. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All blind as usual.

I’m sorry, but I refuse to accept this a pinot! I’d be more likely to believe someone poured something different in to a pinot bottle. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a nice wine. My understanding is this is their blend of the best barrels from their other pinots. The nose on this screamed Bordeaux...leather and tar. Never gotten that from a west coast pinot. Fruit forward, soft red and black fruits. Black cherry and plum. I called right bank Bordeaux.

Jun 21st, 2018
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.2

The barrel selection for this cuvee really works- beautiful Pinot fruit balanced by lively acidity and just the right amount of sous bois and earth. Clearly done in an old world style, but the best that SBC has to offer. Delicious, but no hurry.

The barrel selection for this cuvee really works- beautiful Pinot fruit balanced by lively acidity and just the right amount of sous bois and earth. Clearly done in an old world style, but the best that SBC has to offer. Delicious, but no hurry.

May 31st, 2016
Joe Webb

Yum, drinking well for the age. Fruit and savory herbs. Great bottle from a average vintage.

Yum, drinking well for the age. Fruit and savory herbs. Great bottle from a average vintage.

May 11th, 2016
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.2

Remarkably fresh at 15, with plenty of reserved red fruit along with orange zest and a hearty dose of sous bois. CA Pinot for burg-heads.

Remarkably fresh at 15, with plenty of reserved red fruit along with orange zest and a hearty dose of sous bois. CA Pinot for burg-heads.

Nov 30th, 2015
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.0

Still so young, bright fruited and fresh. Missing that layer of earthy complexity these get with a little more time. Not going to kick it off the table now, but it's best years are ahead.

Still so young, bright fruited and fresh. Missing that layer of earthy complexity these get with a little more time. Not going to kick it off the table now, but it's best years are ahead.

Jun 30th, 2015
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.4

Needed a couple hours to come around, but then shone in a restrained CA way with miso glazed salmon. Mature, but no rush.

Needed a couple hours to come around, but then shone in a restrained CA way with miso glazed salmon. Mature, but no rush.

Aug 23rd, 2014
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.1

14 years young. Saline, elegant, light and complicated. Miles to go.

14 years young. Saline, elegant, light and complicated. Miles to go.

Apr 6th, 2014
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.3

Holy bright acidity, batman! This is why I fell in love with Arcadian. More, please.

Holy bright acidity, batman! This is why I fell in love with Arcadian. More, please.

Oct 29th, 2013
Carey Sheffield

Delicious. Elegant. Exceptional Pinot!

Delicious. Elegant. Exceptional Pinot!

May 28th, 2019
Marie Limousin

Drunk with Joe Davis, producer in Lompoc in wine ghetto for 2 hours as part of tasting with Amit , kids waiting patiently for 2 hours!
Lovely wine

Drunk with Joe Davis, producer in Lompoc in wine ghetto for 2 hours as part of tasting with Amit , kids waiting patiently for 2 hours!
Lovely wine

Jun 26th, 2018