This is a definite throw back wine that we chose as wine of the week. We were graciously poured this fabulous relic of Carneros history at the Acacia Vineyard. Accompanied by the grower himself , Mr. Iund, it was fabulous to receive celeb-status treatment at the winery.
Well over 30 years old this wine didn’t taste like a mud-caked old leather vineyard boot sans steel toe. Upon opening the aromatics were on a more cooked cabbage note but after about 20 minutes its fruit did come through. It had great Earl Grey tea components and had held up well despite its age. We were thankful it wasn’t vinegar. The tasting room staff , the other tasters and Mr. Iund himself were tickled pink or rosé should I say at this opportunity to try such an old vintage and a vineyard designate with the actual grapegrower present. Everyone enjoyed the good old grape growing stories of this early relationship between Acacia and the Iund vineyard.
We loved comparing the old label to the newer style labels that Acacia has adopted throughout the years. We hope to see more Napa Carneros Pinot Noirs and wines on their tasting menu in the future.