Arlene, Lisa, Joey, Adrian and I ate dinner recently at a great new restraunt. We had a splendid evening of laughter and food, and of course, wine. We had a bottle of the Acacia Pinot Noir 2006 from Napa. We thought it had a really pretty color. Arelene thought she sensed scents of apple, while Joey was accosted with the smell of snails. I think they were just smelling their food. The wine smelled a bit musky, was very fragrant, and had a bit of a peppery or spice to the taste. Arlene enjoyed the pretty gams. I gave it a 7 and a yes that I would order this wine again. Joey gave it a 9 and a yes. Adrian and Arlene both gave it a 7 and a yes. Lisa gave it an 8 and a yes. This wine at Hexagone cost $46, and it retails for approximately $25.
The myriad of dark fruit and floral notes in this Pinot Noir come from the cool, windy Los Carneros American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the southern reaches of Napa Valley. Satsuma plum, blackberry, red rose and violet notes weave through the enticing aromas, mingled with warm nuances of vanilla and toasted oak from barrel aging. Silky, elegant flavors echo the aromas, adding blueberry and plum to the rich fruit complexity. You’ll find this wine’s lush flavors, bright acidity and fine tannins are perfectly balanced to complement a broad range of foods.