Arcadian Sleepy Hollow Pinot Noir 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

The Production Only the best PinotNoir grape clusters are handpicked in the vineyard in the early morninghours when the fruit is still cool. Pinot Noir has a tendency toferment very quickly thus preventing the wine full color and flavorextraction. To arrest the on-set of immediate fermentation, dry ice isadded to the small open top fermenting vats. This “cold soak�? (at 45°F) slows fermentation while saturating the juice with rich fruitflavor and true Pinot Noir color from prolonged contact with the grapeskins. Concomitant with the primary fermentation is malolacticfermentation (malic acid to lactic acid), which reduces the total acidand imparts softness to the wine. The grapes are pigeaged (foottreaded) 3 to 5 times daily to extract color and tannins. We thenpress the wine at 1 – 2 % sugar and allow it to complete fermentationin barrel; this helps integrate the qualities of oak in the wine. Thewine was aged in 36 month extra tight grain chateaux Sirugue barrels40% of which is new. The finished wine was bottled unfined andunfiltered. The bottled wine was further aged 14 months to allow theintegration of the wine to become more complete. 3.44 pH 1,340 - six packs 6.7 g/l 60 - magnum bottles 14.1 % alcohol 6 - 5 liter bottles .2 ppm Dissolved Oxygen

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Arcadian Estate Winery:
he idea... run a fun family winery that produces great wine! Situated in the heart of Upstate New York's Finger Lakes Wine Country, Arcadian Estate Winery is located on Seneca Lake, near Watkins Glen. Folks find us to be a fun winery on Seneca Lake's west side...we encourage you to take a drive out and enjoy our friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Arcadian's main building is a 170 year old barn t... Read more
he idea... run a fun family winery that produces great wine! Situated in the heart of Upstate New York's Finger Lakes Wine Country, Arcadian Estate Winery is located on Seneca Lake, near Watkins Glen. Folks find us to be a fun winery on Seneca Lake's west side...we encourage you to take a drive out and enjoy our friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Arcadian's main building is a 170 year old barn that is home to our winery and tasting room, gift shop and gallery which features our artist of the month. If you like, you can sample some of our wines around our main bar or have a specialized sampling with one of our staff of knowledgeable wine servers for a group of your friends or family. Wines can also be purchased by the glass or bottle to enjoy at your leisure. No matter what time of the year there is always something going on at Arcadian. If you are visiting us on the weekend you may stumble across any variety of entertainment possibilities ranging from visiting musical artists and DJ's to an array of unique events. Arcadian is a great place to find the perfect gift for the wine lovers in your life. Be sure to take time to look through our collection of gourmet foods including Stonewall Kitchen sauces and gifts, Bisco salsas, Cuba cheeses and chocolates as well as Love of Lizzy candles and a variety of country crafts, and distinctive gifts. Don't forget to bring with you your very own wine story so that you can take home a strand of our ever popular mardi gras beads. :) There is a little something for everyone at Arcadian! We hope you'll visit with us soon. Read less

External Reviews for Arcadian Sleepy Hollow Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
08/03/2009

ST: Musky aromas of strawberry, smoke, nutmeg and herbs, plus a whiff of game. Spicy red berry flavors offer good fat and sweetness as well as density, cut and lift. Finishes firmly tannic, juicy and persistent.



The Production Only the best PinotNoir grape clusters are handpicked in the vineyard in the early morninghours when the fruit is still cool. Pinot Noir has a tendency toferment very quickly thus preventing the wine full color and flavorextraction. To arrest the on-set of immediate fermentation, dry ice isadded to the small open top fermenting vats. This “cold soak�? (at 45°F) slows fermentation while saturating the juice with rich fruitflavor and true Pinot Noir color from prolonged contact with the grapeskins. Concomitant with the primary fermentation is malolacticfermentation (malic acid to lactic acid), which reduces the total acidand imparts softness to the wine. The grapes are pigeaged (foottreaded) 3 to 5 times daily to extract color and tannins. We thenpress the wine at 1 – 2 % sugar and allow it to complete fermentationin barrel; this helps integrate the qualities of oak in the wine. Thewine was aged in 36 month extra tight grain chateaux Sirugue barrels40% of which is new. The finished wine was bottled unfined andunfiltered. The bottled wine was further aged 14 months to allow theintegration of the wine to become more complete. 3.44 pH 1,340 - six packs 6.7 g/l 60 - magnum bottles 14.1 % alcohol 6 - 5 liter bottles .2 ppm Dissolved Oxygen

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