Acacia Pinot Noir Napa Valley Carneros 2007
The opulent layers of Satsuma plum, cherry and blueberry fruit character in our 2007 Acacia Carneros Pinot Noir come from grapes grown in the southern, coolest reaches of Napa and Sonoma valleys. Seductive sun-warmed rose and forest loam nuances mingle with the red fruits, along with roasted coffee bean and vanilla notes from barrel aging. There’s a hint of tangerine zest on the long, fruit-imbued finish. This wine’s silky flavors, bright acidity and fine tannins make an elegant pairing with grilled salmon, wild mushroom risotto or roasted turkey, pork and lamb.
Somewhat murky in the glass. Very light nose with some mushroomy thing going on, there. Very pleasant initial taste that includes noticeable fruit--cherry, maybe, some raspberry, and maybe the tartness makes me think lemon--but it doesn't blow me away. A medium-bodied wine. Some unfortunate rancid hints in the finish, but I will have no trouble drinking this. US$16.99 at Total Wine in 2010.
Really nice cherry-compote flavors, sweet but with a bit of acidity. Heavy, ripe fruits with lingering oak.
Very smooth. Light fruit.
Velvety nose with hints of aged, rainforest vanilla and rose petal. The palate is medium-bodied, with exceptional notes of raspberry and blackberry. Other dark fruits, including date and plum are additionally evident. Upon the finish, one will most certainly find lingering notes of licorice and cocoa. This wine complements red meat and game with superb ease. Enjoy with roasted wood duck, green-winged teal, or gadwall.