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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Acacia Carneros Pinot Noir 1999
Acacia Carneros Pinot Noir 1999
(search item no. 43209)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $26.09

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2007 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1999 Carneros Pinot Noir is supported, but not confined, by tannins that provide structure to the fleshy, sweet and ripe Satsuma plum fruit flavors. Fragrant, crushed rose petals are backed up by distinctive darker notes of toffee, coffee, and roasted meats. -Michael Terrien, winemaker
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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.