Acacia Beckstoffer Pinot Noir 2000
Cloves, sandalwood and sweet pipe tobacco meld with deep black cherry and other ripe red fruits. Appetizing bacon and delicate mushroom contrast with the fruit and complete the complex aroma, resulting in a very full and sweet-textured Pinot Noir with grace and power. The tannins should give this wine plenty of time to improve by developing bottle-aged character. We expect it to hit its stride in the fall of 2002 and be good through the decade. Try it with braised beef short ribs. -Michael Terrien, Winemaker
Alcohol: 14.4% by volume
Acacia takes its name from the lone Acacia tree that once stood on this Los
Carneros vineyard. The tree stands tall against the cool winds from San Francisco Bay signaling the chilly conditions that give this region one of the longest growing seasons around. Cool temperatures, dense clay soils and extended hangtime on the vine all combine to yield Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes of rare power and complexity. Gentle handcrafting brings out the full expression of this special terroir, for wines with layered varietal character over silky texture.
Known for elegant wines that combine power and finesse, Carneros is set in the rolling hills that straddle the southernmost parts of both Sonoma and Napa counties. The cooling winds from the abutting San Pablo Bay, combined with lots of midday California sunshine, create an ideal environment for producing wines with a perfect balance of crisp acidity and well-ripened fruit.