Acacia Carneros Chardonnay 2001
We love pairing seafood with this wine —it must be something about the character and crispness. Try shrimp tossed with crushed red, white and black peppercorns or sole in a light cream sauce graced with lemon zest and nutmeg.
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.