We had our weekly dinner with Dave on Tuesday this week. Nancy made spaetzle with some sausage on the side. She also roasted some beets and cooked the greens. I don’t care for the beets but I will eat the greens while both Nancy and Dave like the beets, too. To accompany the meal I chose an 2006 Acacia Pinot Noir from the Beckstoffer Las Amigas vineyard in Carneros. It’s a little cooler in Carneros and is a better place to grow Pinot Noir than in the main Napa Valley.
The wine was a medium garnet, a little darker than a lot of Pinot Noir. It had the typical Pinot nose, some cherries, a little earthy. The flavors fallowed the nose with the same cherries and earthiness. The tannins were moderate and smooth and there was plenty of acid. There was a lot of flavor in this light bodied wine and a moderate length finish with a little heat (14.9% alc). This is a good wine with food due to the amount of flavor and good amount of acid.