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Acacia a By Acacia Pinot Noir California 2015

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The smooth and mellow 2012 growing season made easy work for our grape-growing and winemaking teams. Our 2012 Pinot Noir reflects the ideal vintage with lavishly ripe, red and black fruit expression and impeccable balance. The aromas are layered with cherry, red raspberry and dark plum, and perfumed with hints of sun-warmed red rose. Toasty baking-spice nuances from French oak contribute complexity, while supple tannins frame the flavors and carry them through the long, fruit-imbued finish. - Winery

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Acacia Vineyard:
Set just two miles from San Francisco's San Pablo Bay, Acacia Vineyard is in the heart of Napa Valley's Carneros wine region, with stellar views of vineyards and the bay. This premium winegrowing region enjoys the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean and summer fog, making it an ideal growing area for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Acacia was founded in 1979 and was a pioneer in the Carneros ... Read more
Set just two miles from San Francisco's San Pablo Bay, Acacia Vineyard is in the heart of Napa Valley's Carneros wine region, with stellar views of vineyards and the bay. This premium winegrowing region enjoys the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean and summer fog, making it an ideal growing area for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Acacia was founded in 1979 and was a pioneer in the Carneros appellation. Acacia continues as a leader in Carneros as a member of the Carneros Wine Alliance. Read less

Member Reviews for Acacia a By Acacia Pinot Noir California

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Snooth User: hvans
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2013 10/24/2014

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: matthewjk
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 03/25/2014

Perhaps one of the more refined pinots I have encountered. Quite jammy, but held up by tannis backbone. Nice to look at.


Snooth User: sdhuey
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 10/11/2013

Three glasses


Snooth User: bobcatpunk
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 12/30/2012

Bright red berries on the nose and up front, smooth, easy drinkin' red


Snooth User: wind5001
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/12/2012

Colors very light red, almost a tad too watery. Nose of strawberry, other red fruits. Taste is pleasant. Winemaker withstood the California temptation to overwood the wine. No strong tannins. Finish a bit short. A nice wine all in all, drink young.


Snooth User: got2golf
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 01/14/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: cooperella
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/21/2011

Really enjoyed this affordable Pinot, very easy drinker with an oaky nose and a beautiful finish. Ready to try my 2nd bottle!


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External Reviews for Acacia a By Acacia Pinot Noir California

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Vintage: 2012 04/13/2014

The smooth and mellow 2012 growing season made easy work for our grape-growing and winemaking teams. Our 2012 Pinot Noir reflects the ideal vintage with lavishly ripe, red and black fruit expression and impeccable balance. The aromas are layered with cherry, red raspberry and dark plum, and perfumed with hints of sun-warmed red rose. Toasty baking-spice nuances from French oak contribute complexity, while supple tannins frame the flavors and carry them through the long, fruit-imbued finish. - Winery


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Vintage: 2011 04/13/2014

The notably cool 2011 vintage gave our Pinot Noir exceptionally bright notes of red cherry, raspberry, Santa Rosa plum and red rose. Toasty spice nuances from French oak add complexity, while supple tannins frame the flavors and carry them through the long, fruit-imbued finish. The wine's elegance and vibrant acidity complement grilled salmon, while its rich flavors stand up to grilled beef, lamb or pork and other hearty entrées. - WineryBarrel Aging -6 months90% French oak10% American oak30% new oakMedium-plus toast Alcohol - 13.2%Acidity - 6.0 g/LpH - 3.6 ** SOLD OUT **


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Vintage: 2011 06/17/2013

'The nose is redolent of dark Bing cherries, hints of black and white pepper on meat roasting in a wood oven, memories of English plum pudding steaming at Christmas, a touch of saddle leather, warm spice and tobacco at a distance. The nose continues to build and unfold with hints of violets and Portobello mushrooms, blackberries, minerals and sweet earth. It envelops the palette, almost to the point of overwhelming, then opens up to show beautiful balance and sophistication, and an elegant, glycerol texture. Explosive on the palette, it transforms midway into every red berry you've ever tasted. The finish lingers uncovering a wisp of anise, blackberry honey, and golden pastry roasting in the ovenCherry Pie.


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Vintage: 2011 01/03/2013

The notably cool 2011 vintage gave our Pinot Noir exceptionally bright notes of red cherry, raspberry, Santa Rosa plum and red rose. Toasty spice nuances from French oak add complexity, while supple tannins frame the flavors and carry them through the long, fruit-imbued finish. The wine's elegance and vibrant acidity complement grilled salmon, while its rich flavors stand up to grilled beef, lamb or pork and other hearty entrées. - WineryBarrel Aging -6 months90% French oak10% American oak30% new oakMedium-plus toast Alcohol - 13.2%Acidity - 6.0 g/LpH - 3.6


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Vintage: 2011 07/18/2013

Acacia Vineyard is located in the Napa Valley, just a short distance from the San Francisco San Pablo Bay. Acacia Vineyard's wines are influenced by the cool Pacific Ocean breezes.


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Vintage: 2010 01/24/2012

Our 2010 Pinot Noir displays seductive aromas and flavors of red cherry, raspberry and plum. Nuances of rose petal and new leather-with a racy hint of smokiness from oak aging-entice you to take another sip. Supple tannins frame the lush flavors and carry them through the long, fruit-imbued finish. The wine's elegance and bright acidity complement grilled salmon, while its rich flavors stand up to grilled or roasted beef, lamb, pork, turkey or duck. An aromatic spice rub on the meat brings out the spiciness of our Pinot Noir. - WineryVarietal Composition: Pinot NoirHarvest Date: Mid-SeptemberOak Regime: 6 months90% French oak10% American oak30% new oakMedium-plus toastAppellation - CaliforniaAlcohol - 13.5%Acidity - 6.03 g/LpH - 3.64Ageablity - 2011 to 2015


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Vintage: 2010 10/26/2011

Acacia winemaking starts in the vineyards well before harvest, with meticulous pruning, careful canopy and cluster management, cover crops between the vine rows, and constant monitoring of both soil moisture and grape development. Harvest begins only when Matthew and his staff are satisfied the grapes have reached maturity, with the proper balance of flavor and acidity.


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