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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Acacia Carneros Pinot Noir 2005
Acacia Carneros Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 88234)
Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A lovely ruby red in color, the 2005 Acacia Carneros Pinot Noir offers deep, fragrant aromas of violets, black cherries, toasty oak and earth. This wine is soft yet lively on the palate, with rich flavors of Satsuma plum and minerals enhanced by a touch of oak. A well-balanced acidity accentuates the fine tannins which carry through to the long finish.

Pair with richer pastas, wild mushroom risotto, grilled salmon and herb-crusted pork tenderloin.

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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.