A simple but decent Pinot. Slight smoke, more brown sugar in the nose and very modest fruit. The balance is a bit to the tart side but okay and there is a hint of drying tannins. At $10 or less a reasonable value.
Acacia makes some really nice and expensive Pinot Noir. This, however, is not one of them. I have to admit that it was still pretty good, though. For $10 this will likely become our cheap, middle-of-the-week, California Pinot. It's not as nice as the Estancia Pinnacles Ranches Pinot, but it's certainly better than the new Estancia Monterey Pinot. This Acacia is not the most complex wine, and it doesn't have all the yummy Pinot characteristics that I like, but at least it wasn't overly sweet like other low-end California Pinots (sugar added?! Why???).
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