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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Acacia Carneros Chardonnay 2007
Acacia Carneros Chardonnay 2007
(search item no. 97577)

PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $18.79

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
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast 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:

Our 2007 Chardonnay shows elegant layers of citrus, apple and nectarine fruit character from grapes grown in the cool, wind-swept vineyards of the Los Carneros region. Complex honeycomb and crème brûlée nuances add interest to the fruity aromas and then persist through the flavors and lingering finish. Barrel fermentation and aging add notes of toasted hazelnut and weight to the palate.

Our Chardonnay's silky, expressive flavors pair beautifully with rich entrées, such as lobster bisque, sautéed chicken breast with white truffles, grilled scallops or fettuccini Alfredo.

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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.