California, Pinot Noir, Red wine

A by Acacia Pinot Noir 2008


Winemaker: Matthew Glynn
Grape: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Carneros, Sonoma, Monterey, California

See other wines from this producer:
Acacia Chardonnay Carneros
Acacia Pinot Noir Carneros

Even though Acacia Vineyards has almost 30 years of expertise in producing world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the A by Acacia project came just a few years ago. California is so diverse and its geography allows for a variety of wine flavors and styles.

The team of Acacia winemakers decided to take advantage of that and search for the best and most representative Pinot Noir regions around the state. The Monterey produce a perfume of flowers and minerality, while Sonoma County provides bright cherry flavors and Carneros adds a touch of classic spiciness.

The result is this rich, ruby wine that carries essence of all three terroires.
Wine that is made by Acacia’s standards but it more affordable then their single vineyard Pinot Noir. Matthew, who is an assistant winemaker for Acacia Estate wines, is now in charge of the A by Acacia wines. Under this label, the winery only makes Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Tasting notes:
The wine has an aroma of violets, spices and black cherry. When you leave it in your mouth it opens up with dark fruits flavors – plum, black cherry with a hint of spices.

Fine tannins from combination of barrels Acacia’s vinemakers use for aging their wines, giver this Pinot Noir a lovely long finish. Unlike their single vineyard Acacia Pinot Noir, this wine has about 2-3 years aging potential, so open and drink up now.

Dry – Off dry – Medium sweet – Sweet
Light – Medium – Full body
No oak – Aged in oak
Retail price: under $ 18.00

Ideal food pairing:

grilled salmon, Crispy tilapia with Mexican risotto, wild mushroom risotto, roasted chicken, braised lamb, and more

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