A Is Not Always For Apple ….

I know full well that Acacia Vineyards is best known for their Pinot Noir.  I still remember being quite impressed with my first glass of Acacia Pinot Noir from Carneros.  In fact, I’ve had several enjoyable glasses of Pinot by the Acacia folks from multiple vintages.  I know success with one varietal does not guarantee a winemaker’s success with another.  Still, I think a label that has earned my respect by doing a good job over many years deserves my trust on their other offerings as well.  So … I decided I’d give this A by Acacia Chardonnay a try.

Winemaker:  A by Acacia
Varietal:  Chardonnay
Vintage:  2012
Appellation:  California
Price:  $12.99

Notes:  The color of this Acacia Chardonnay was a vivid golden yellow.  On the nose I smelled apple, pear, and oak with notes of citrus and artichoke.  Acidity was high, and alcohol was at 13.5%.  This medium-bodied Californian brought a lot of flavor to the palate.  I tasted plenty of oak, some citrus, pear, honey, and a touch of artichoke.  It finished with bitter grass and chalk.  This is a moderately complex glass of white in the big, oaky tradition of California Chardonnays.  I found it pretty darned enjoyable even if it isn’t a perfectly balanced wine.  Hey, sometimes balance can be overrated.

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