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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Acacia Carneros Chardonnay 2000
Acacia Carneros Chardonnay 2000
(search item no. 39849)
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $20.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Fresh aromas of pear, apricot and honey are supported by savory oats, ginger and nutmeg spice. Rich with pleasant weight on the palate, this Chardonnay shows sweetness up front and spice in the middle. The finish is long and juicy, constantly cycling from spice to rich apricot, apple and pear.

We love pairing seafood with this wine —it must be something about the character and crispness. Try shrimp tossed with crushed red, white and black peppercorns or sole in a light cream sauce graced with lemon zest and nutmeg.

My Notes:

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.