Our Pinot Noirís personality comes from our two Acacia estate vineyards in the windswept Los Carneros American Viticultural Area (AVA): the picturesque Lone Tree Vineyard, on the rolling hills surrounding the winery, and Winery Lake Vineyard, just a couple of miles away. The widely diverse clones and soils found in these vineyards contribute layers of flavors and texture to our Pinot Noir. Bright, balanced acidity is retained in the grapes by the cool marine winds.
This wine is an easy match for roasted meats such as lamb. Duck sausage is also a natural for this Pinot Noir.
Acacia has always taken an idealistic view. It comes from our unshakable faith in the tremendous potential of the windy hillsides of Carneros, overlooking San Pablo Bay. Long before the climate of this American Viticultural Area (AVA) was recognized as ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Acaciaís pioneering founders were convinced of it.
Their goal when they launched Acacia was to achieve a certain balance in Pinot Noir that, at the time, existed only in French wines. They wanted to make a single-vineyard California Pinot Noir that was both complex and delicateóa wine that heightened the enjoyment of food, making everything a little more delicious.
Today, that quality is what draws aficionados and novices alike to Acacia wines. Itís what has helped put Carneros on the map. And itís what continues to inspire winemaking at Acacia after more than 30 years, from the ferocious belief in the possibility of this place to the artistry of capturing its essence in a glass.