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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Acacia Carneros Pinot Noir 2009
Acacia Carneros Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 111192)
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright and silky, our 2009 Pinot Noir Carneros shows off red Bing cherry and Burgundy plum aromas, with hints of red rose and sweet spice. Smooth, fine-grained tannins support the elegant, red-fruit flavors through the lingering, vanilla-nuanced finish. Vibrant acidity nicely balances this medium-bodied wine, making it an excellent pairing with salmon as well as with pork, poultry and red meats.
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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.