2005 A by Acacia California Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 58,000 cases, $17. The inaugural vintage of A by Acacia which also has a companion California Chardonnay. A blend of grapes from vineyards in Monterey, Sonoma County and Carneros. The idea behind this wine is a fruit expressive wine of great value that reflects the 25+ years of winemaking expertise at Acacia. The current winemaker is Matthew Glynn. · The nose features ripe wild strawberries, exotic woods and spice. A medium-bodied wine offering sweet dark fruits and spice box. The short finish has lively acidity and fine-grain oak tannins. Decent. Reviewed September 5, 2006

Winery: Acacia Vineyard