Pinot Noir

2012 Acacia Vineyard Winery Lake Pinot Noir Carneros Magnum

$95.00
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Vintage 2012
Wine Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Region Carneros
Winemaker Matthew Glynn

90 points - Burghound by Allen Meadows

Located in the Los Carneros Viticultural Area (AVA), at the southern tip of Napa Valley, Winery Lake Vineyard has soils composed of volcanic rock, from fissures of the Mayacamas Mountains, alongside fossilized seashells, creating an unusual combination that is likely the source of the unique minerality in this wine. Allen Meadows describes, "Notably ripe through aromas of various dark berries, clove, sandalwood and anise remain sufficiently fresh to be appealing. The sense of freshness and vibrancy can also be found on the delicious, supple and caressing medium weight flavors where the well-balanced and youthfully austere finish adds a sense of punch."

Pairs with: Molded Cranberry RelishCranberry and Pear GaletteTrio of CrostiniSalad of Grassfed BeefSpiced Maple Glazed HamWhiskey Glazed Corned BeefPulled Rotisserie Chicken SandwichesGrilled Pork Chops

Production Notes

We hand harvested the clusters in the early morning and then hand sorted the fruit for optimum quality. After destemming, the berries were cold soaked for gentle flavor, color and tannin extraction. Matthew fermented the must with wild yeast in small lots until dry, using gentle punch-downs to submerge the cap. After pressing, the wine was transferred to small French oak barrels (50 percent new) for 15 months. In-barrel native malolactic fermentation and a year of aging rounded the wine’s acidity, enhanced the mouthfeel and integrated the oak spices.

Vineyard Notes

Block No. 10 is southeast facing, like the slopes that produce many of Burgundy’s finest wines. Due to their orientation, the vines wake up early to the morning sun and begin photosynthesis. In the high heat of the late afternoon, they receive less direct sun, which helps prevent loss of acidity. As a result, they yield the ripest, most concentrated fruit on the ranch, with ideal acidity levels. Located in the Los Carneros Viticultural Area (AVA), at the southern tip of Napa Valley, Winery Lake Vineyard has soils composed of volcanic rock, from fissures of the Mayacamas Mountains, alongside fossilized seashells, creating an unusual combination that is likely the source of the unique minerality in this wine.

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