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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Acacia Beckstoffer Pinot Noir 1999
Acacia Beckstoffer Pinot Noir 1999
(search item no. 39851)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $45.89

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Beckstoffer delivers aromas of dried pear and cranberry that pass on to comforting flavors of cocoa and deep black cherry with toffee notes. It 's lively but with full weight throughout the mouth, ending in succulence and renewal for the palate. The tannins are persistent yet not aggressive. We anticipate the supple texture to improve for six years or more and the flavors should become increasingly complex during that time. This wine is well served accompanying a roast duck, pork, or lamb cut, particularly with a plum and berry reduction sauce.
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About Acacia Winery:

Situated just two miles from San Francisco Bay in the Carneros District of Napa Valley, Acacia Vineyard is distinguished by a cool microclimate dominated by wind and fog from the nearby Pacific Ocean, and by shallow, dense clay soils. While these difficult growing conditions limit grape production, they result in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes of rare power and complexity.

Founded in 1979, Acacia made one of the first Pinot Noirs in the Carneros District. Today Acacia is a leader in the new Carneros by handcrafting compelling Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that defy conventional winemaking wisdom and consistently exceed expectations. A firm winemaking approach to Pinot Noir highlights the bold character of Carneros fruit while capturing the grape's earthy complexity and silky texture. Acacia's Carneros Chardonnay is ripe and crisp.