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.
90 Points Wine Enthusiast (May Buying Guide)
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.
Carefully selected vineyards were chosen for this special bottling of Acacia Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay. Grown in the goldridge soils, the vines benefit from the cool morning temperatures and the temperate growing season inherent in the region. This wine is complex with mineral and mixed-apple flavors, which are enhanced by a delicate balance of acidity and oak barrel flavors developed while aging; the wine pairs well with bisque and grilled fish.
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.
93 Points Wine Enthusiast (April Buying Guide) 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 Deliciousapple and pear, it retains a core of minerality throughout, finishing clean and tight.