Acacia Beckstoffer Pinot Noir 2002 Front Label
Acacia Beckstoffer Pinot Noir 2002 Front Label

Acacia Beckstoffer Pinot Noir 2002

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    The Beckstoffer delivers aromas of dried pear and cranberry that pass on to comforting flavors of cocoa and deep black cherry with toffee notes. It 's lively but with full weight throughout the mouth, ending in succulence and renewal for the palate. The tannins are persistent yet not aggressive. We anticipate the supple texture to improve for six years or more and the flavors should become increasingly complex during that time. This wine is well served accompanying a roast duck, pork, or lamb cut, particularly with a plum and berry reduction sauce.

    "Dark, healthy red. Superripe aromas of bitter cherry, flowers and cola, with a suggestion of aged steak. Ripe, concentrated and full, with dark berry, black cherry and spice flavors offering lovely sweetness. This is almost Cote de Nuits-like in the way it combines density and weight with tang and verve. Finishes long and sweet, with the tannins covered by raspberry, spices and earth. The crop level here was reportedly just 1. 5 tons per acre, and it shows."
    -International Wine Cellar

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    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.

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    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.

    This cooler pocket of California lends itself to growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Carneros is an important source of sparkling wines made in the style of Champagne as well.

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    Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”

    YNGYNG154423_2002 Item# 76103

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