Acacia Desoto Vineyard Pinot Noir 1999

Pinot Noir from Carneros, California

$49.99
Item No. 39886
  • red wine
  • RP92
  • WS88
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WS87

Winemaker's Notes

The structure 1999 DeSoto is impressive. The tannins are held in reserve by the modest acidity, the combined effect of which is like an enormous velvet curtain, monolithic in presence yet exquisitely soft. The flavors diverge from our expectation of Carneros Pinot Noir, showing tar, mushroom, tea and char. Bold flavors deserve recipes that are equally endowed. Grilled dry-aged beef parallels the flavors, and is worthy of the wine 's ample tannins. Cellar for three to six years.

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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....

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Learn About Carneros

Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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