Acacia Carneros Pinot Noir 2008 Front Label
Acacia Carneros Pinot Noir 2008 Front Label

Acacia Carneros Pinot Noir 2008

    750ML / 14.4% ABV
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    The 2008 growing season presented nail-biting challenges that we won't soon forget—frost, wind and hail—yet this Pinot Noir proves that the vintage created many remarkable wines. The orientation and topography of our Carneros vineyards worked in our favor: much of the cold rolled off the slopes, inflicting relatively little frost damage. Mother Nature's mood turned benevolent just in time for the grapes to ripen under ideal, mild conditions. Thanks to great work in the vineyards—and a little luck—we harvested grapes of excellent quality despite temperamental weather conditions.

    Our 2008 Pinot Noir, Carneros, opens with ripe plum, raspberry and blackberry aromas that are perfumed with rose nuances. The rich fruit character is echoed on the palate, picking up notes of nuttiness from oak aging. Fine tannins structure the wine, while bright acidity nicely balances the medium-bodied flavors and gives a bright raspberry flourish to the finish.

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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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    As early as the 1970s Carneros became known as a source of terrific Pinot Noir, and was one of the first California regions to gain such a reputation. The combination of sunny days, cooling fog and thin clay soils are tailor-made for the variety. Another factor in Pinot Noir’s prominent place here is vintners’ willingness to experiment widely. The history of the grape in Carneros is marked by continuous research into clonal variations, viticultural techniques and site selection. Careful evaluation over time has revealed a signature flavor profile as well. Complex aromas and flavors of cherry, red berry, spice, earth and cola appear time and again in Carneros Pinot Noir. To this day the appellation remains one of California’s standard bearers for the variety.

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    SWS298535_2008 Item# 107682

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