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Acacia Vineyard

Owner(s) Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines
Web site www.acaciavineyard.com
 
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Acacia Vineyard single vineyard Pinot Noirs have a distinct stylistic bent. They tend to be restrained and austere and lack the velvety texture that some drinkers may miss. I suspect that they will age very well. That said, when young, these wines are not at all showy. I would give them 6-12 months after release before diving in. The noticeable acidity in the wines demands food if drunk now. The winery and estate vineyard are located at 2750 Las Amigas Rd, Napa. The winemaker is Matthew Glynn. Production is 300,000 cases annually. There are single vineyard Pinot Noirs from Beckstoffer Vineyard ($75), DeSoto Vineyard ($55), and Winery Lake Vineyard ($55), Horseshoe Bend Vineyard ($65), St. Clair Vineyard ($75), and Lone Tree Estate Vineyard ($55). The wines are sold on the website. Tasting is available daily by appointment. 707-226-9991.

Reviewed Wines

2006 Acacia Napa Valley Carneros Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 54,000, $23. Sourced from estate grapes and nearby Winery Lake Vineyard and Lone Tree Vineyard. · Leading off are aromas of red cherry, pine sap, oak, and animale. Redder fruits including red current and cranberry are featured with a heavy dose of oak. Light and elegant with minimal tannins. The oak overwhelms the fruit. Reviewed August 4, 2008 ARTICLE »

2006 Acacia Napa Valley Carneros Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., $28. · Dark reddish-violet color. Cherries, cinnamon spice, oak and herbs are featured on the nose. Flavors of dried cherries, cranberries with faint oak in the background. Light and elegant with a brisk lift of acidity on the finish. A reliable daily drinker. Reviewed June 16, 2009 ARTICLE »

2006 Acacia DeSoto Vineyard Napa Carneros Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., $55. · Takes its time to open in the glass revealing black cherries, berries and herbs. Ripe, but not over ripe, berry fruit with decent intensity and a touch of savory herbs. Soft with restrained tannins. Sneaky good. Reviewed June 16, 2009 ARTICLE »

2006 Acacia DeSoto Vineyard Napa Valley Carneros Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., 348 cases, $55. · This wine needs some air time or decanting to fully blossom. Dark stone fruits with a smoky edge which are soft and clean in the mouth. Discrete acidity predicts this wine will benefit from some more bottle aging. Reviewed October 1, 2008 ARTICLE »

2006 Acacia Lone Tree Vineyard Estate Grown Napa Carneros Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 1,690 cases, $55. · Reticent perfume dominated by pine and herb scents. Relatively closed at this time with pleasing flavors of cherry, savory herbs, and a citric tang on the finish. Noticeable tannins to shed. Reviewed August 4, 2008 ARTICLE »

2006 Acacia Lone Tree Vineyard Napa Carneros Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $55. · Scents of black cherries, pine tree and tar. Rich, dark and imposing cherry-driven flavors with some hints of herbs, vanillin and oak char. Very soft and smooth in the mouth with a good spark of acidity. Reviewed June 16, 2009 ARTICLE »

2006 Acacia Horseshoe Bend Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., 357 cases, $65. · Very shy aromatics offering black cherry, sage, hay and a touch of alcohol. Dark stone fruits and berries on the palate with a dry and hot finish. Light and elegant. Reviewed August 4, 2008 ARTICLE »

2006 Acacia Horseshoe Bend Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., $65. · Subdued, but pleasant aromas of candied Bing cherries and raspberries. Light and demure with soft berry fruit touched by cola and spice. A very pleasant drink which is a little warm from the alcohol. Reviewed June 16, 2009 ARTICLE »

2006 Acacia St. Clair Vineyard Napa Carneros Pinot Noir

13,8% alc., 200 cases, $75. · The best and most flamboyant nose in the lineup showing hi-tone strawberries and pleasing oak spice. The aromas are duplicated in the flavors. Light and feathery, yet showing a fair amount of tannin and ending with a tangy acidic edge. Reviewed August 4, 2008 ARTICLE »

2006 Acacia St. Clair Vineyard Napa Carneros Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., $95. · Wondrous aromas of berry patch, bright strawberries, violets and cedar. Very expressive flavors of cherries, berries, pomegranate with a persistent tang on the clean finish. A vibrant wine that is hi-strung. Reviewed June 16, 2009 ARTICLE »

2005 A by Acacia California Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 58,000 cases, $17. The inaugural vintage of A by Acacia which also has a companion California Chardonnay. A blend of grapes from vineyards in Monterey, Sonoma County and Carneros. The idea behind this wine is a fruit expressive wine of great value that reflects the 25+ years of winemaking expertise at Acacia. The current winemaker is Matthew Glynn. · The nose features ripe wild strawberries, exotic woods and spice. A medium-bodied wine offering sweet dark fruits and spice box. The short finish has lively acidity and fine-grain oak tannins. Decent. Reviewed September 5, 2006