Acacia Desoto Vineyard Pinot Noir 1999 Front Label
Acacia Desoto Vineyard Pinot Noir 1999 Front Label

Acacia Desoto Vineyard Pinot Noir 1999

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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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Acacia, California
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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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