Acacia St. Clair Pinot Noir 2001
St. Clair Pinot Noir is defined by an elegant and refined character rather than profound tannin. Deep, rich aromas of leather, tar and cherry are touched with the sweet embrace of toast. Lightness at first in the mouth builds up with fresh-crushed berries on the long finish. It pares exquisitely with roasts,particularly lamb. Cellar up to 2005.
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.