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.
Our Winery Lake Vineyard Estate Chardonnay captures the distinctive minerality of grapes grown in this famous Los Carneros vineyard. The wine’s lush aromas and flavors are filled with White Lady peach, apricot, jasmine flower and mineral character. Toasty oak spices and crème brûlée nuances from barrel fermentation and sur lie aging add interest to the opulent fruit, floral and mineral expression. This wine has a lovely silky-creamy texture with bright, balanced acidity.
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.
The most generous white wine we make at Acacia, this vintage is once again pleasing. The finished wine has notes of pear, honey and stone fruit. On the palette the wine is balanced with refreshing acidity. Flavors include apricot, white peach, and - thanks to the cool vintage - and lovely citrus notes.
Our 2011 Winery Lake Vineyard Estate Chardonnay beautifully balances rich, opulent character with focused minerality and bright acidity from the cool growing season. The delicate White Lady peach, ripe melon, apricot, d’Anjou pear and jasmine flower notes allow the terroir-driven mineral and floral character to be especially expressive in this vintage. Toasty hazelnut nuances from new oak barrels add richness to the aromas and flavors before turning to vanilla tones on the crème brûlée finish.
This unoaked Chardonnay epitomizes the grape’s pure varietal aromas and flavors, structured with crisp elegance and a clean finish. Pretty fragrances of peach, lemon zest and lilac introduce a bright palate reminiscent of green apple, pear and citrus. Refreshing as a sipping wine, it also pairs deliciously with food, such as fresh shellfish and ceviche.
Creamy, complex nuances from barrel fermentation with native yeast complement the opulent fruit character of our Chardonnay. The aromas and flavors brim with ripe d’Anjou pear, golden apple, Meyer lemon, honey and pineapple-guava notes from old Chardonnay vines. The wine’s crisp, balanced acidity and richly textured palate create the perfect framework for the lush fruit flavors. Crème brûlée and spice nuances from malolactic fermentation and French oak barrels lace the aromas and flavors and then gently linger on the harmonious finish.