Friday, April 9, 2010

***+ $$ Acacia A Pinot Noir, CA - Wine Tasting & Review

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Original Tasting and Review:

By way of background: Acacia A Pinot Noir is Acacia's offering from across California, different from its more exclusive Napa Carneros offering.  For the 2008 vintage, the alcohol level is 13.8%.

In the glass: Acacia A shows as deep burgundy in the glass, somewhat unusually dark for a pinot noir.

On the nose: Poured with no decant and swirled vigorously, this California pinot shows shy dark berries.

On the palate: The first elements on the palate are pointy, acidic yet sweet and bright red raspy berries.

And the wrap-up: The finish is clean and minerally.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for potency.  Good value.

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