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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Acacia Carneros Pinot Noir 2000
Acacia Carneros Pinot Noir 2000
(search item no. 44350)
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
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2000 Carneros Pinot Noir is dark ruby red in color. Teaberry, Satsuma plum, toffee and rose petal appear prominently in the aroma. And then there are the baking spices: cardamom, nutmeg,and cinnamon before ending with earth. On the palate, it offers very silky and seductive texture and particularly long-lasting flavors. This wine is an easy match for roasted meats, and lamb is our particular favorite. -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.