Acacia takes its name from the lone Acacia tree that once stood on this Los Carneros vineyard. The tree stands tall against the cool winds from San Francisco Bay signaling the chilly conditions that give this region one of the longest growing seasons around. Cool temperatures, dense clay soils and extended hangtime on the vine all combine to yield Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes of rare power and complexity. Gentle handcrafting brings out the full expression of this special terroir, for wines with layered varietal character over silky texture.
We harvested this Pinot Noir from a unique site on the eastern slope of the mountains along the Sonoma Coast. Thornton Vineyard's excellent exposure and carefully selected clones foster wine with exceptional fragrance and palate richness. Wild-yeast fermentation and aging in 100% French Oak barrels for more than seven months enhanced the earthy terroir complexity of this Pinot Noir's seductive berry and violet character.
|Blend||100% Pinot Noir|