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Date Printed: 7/28/2014
Acacia Carneros Pinot Noir 2010
Acacia Carneros Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 112611)

PRICE ON 7/28/2014: $21.99

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
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Smooth and elegant, our 2010 Carneros Pinot Noir unfolds in opulent layers of wild berries, ripe Bing cherry and Burgundy plum. As it is swirled in the glass, the wine evolves to reveal complex hints of mineral, teaberry, cinnamon and vanilla. There are yet more nuances, which Winemaker Matthew Glynn calls "emotional perfume" and which, for him, bring memories of the wood of a seasoned violin. Fine-textured tannins structure the harmonious flavors, while integrated toasted oak spices from new barrels weave through the layers of vineyard expression. Made with 100% Pinot Noir.
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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.