93 Points Wine Enthusiast
Toasted oak and caramel apple mark the entry of this wine, from a coveted and steady source of Carneros fruit. Lush and hedonistic in Golden Delicious apple and pear, it retains a core of minerality throughout, finishing clean and tight.
90 Points Wine Enthusiast The picturesque Farina Vineyard on Sonoma Mountain is framed by native oaks. Positioned on an east-facing slope at 600 feet of elevation, this tiny vineyard's unique soils and mesoclimate foster small, highly concentrated grapes. Vinified with traditional winemaking techniques our chardonnay captures the vineyard terroir in its silky, complex fruit character, integrated with toasty nuances.
Employees at Acacia are especially proud of our Marsh Chardonnay because we help support the restoration of the Carneros marshes through proceeds from the wine and employee volunteer efforts. The 2012 is notable for aromas of orange blossom, clean French oak, light apple, pear, apricot and stone fruit, all complemented by bright, balanced acidity.
Gold Medal, SF Chronicle Wine Competition
Lush and harmonious, our 2013 Carneros Chardonnay intertwines ripe White Lady peach, Jonathan apple and citrus zest aromas with warm honeycomb and oak spice nuances. The wine expands across the palate in rich, silky layers of spiced baked apples and pear, with a hint of minerality appearing mid-palate. The flavors, perfecting an exquisite balance of lemony acidity and creamy complexity, then culminate in a lingering finish graced by hazelnut and oak spice from barrel fermentation and aging.
The effect of the stellar 2012 vintage on old vines in Russian River Valley gave our Chardonnay its exceptionally intense fruit character. Generous, fruit- focused layers of ripe, juicy white peach, apple and pear fill the wine’s aromas and flavors. Hints of orange blossom mingle with sweet oak spices, adding enticing complexity. The perfectly ripe fruit gave the wine great flavor depth on the palate, yet with balanced acidity that created an elegant structure.