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Acre Wines

Classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel exclusively from organically farmed vineyards within the stellar AVA’s of Oakville and Yountville. ACRE wines enhance the fine dining experience with their distinctive fruit characteristics, structure and complexity.

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One Acre Wines

Very limited production Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel from three unique single vineyard sites, two are in the Oak Knoll AVA and one in Yountville. Each vineyard is only about one acre. Always 100% varietal these wines are the ultimate expression of place and type. Available only through the One Acre Wine Club.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

For a Napa Valley vintage called “classic,” even “perfect,” expectations are naturally high. Our 2012 ACRE Cabernet Sauvignon fulfills those expectations with a super abundance of ripe, rich, even exotic fruit characteristics. The color is a vibrant pomegranate hued, deep garnet. The nose reveals a panoply of aromas, blueberry liquor, dark red fruits, black cherry, with subtle notes of baking spices and cedar. A small percentage of beautifully ripe Malbec and Petite Verdot contribute hints of plum and leather respectively. These abundant fruit characteristics, along with a touch of vanilla, reveal them- selves in the mouth with multiple layers of flavor that coat the mouth and continue to a long finish. The tannins are superfine and silky, carrying the fruit along the palate from entry to finish without ever being obtrusive. Both the Malbec and Petite Verdot further enhance the classical texture.

Varietals


91% Cabernet Sauvignon; 6% Petite Verdot; 3% Malbec

Barrels


French Oak

Growing Region


Napa Valley, Oakville/Yountville AVA

Harvest Date


October 2 - October 12, 2012

Bottled Date


January 16, 2015

Alcohol

   14.5%

PH

   3.75

Total Acidity

   5.71 g/l

Brix

   --

Total Production


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Merlot

From the moment you pour this Acre Merlot wine into your glass it compels you with its aroma, which is a complex interplay of both fruity and earthy elements. The flavor is equally fascinating with impressions of plum and black cherry, interwoven with earthy and spicy notes with hints of mocha, cinnamon and anise.

The tannins are bold, but not astringent, rather they are textural providing substance and expression across the palate. The complexity and structure demonstrate what a satisfying wine Merlot is when grown in the ideal soil and climate. Completely dry with lively acidity this Acre Merlot just calls out for a sizzling lamb chop, a grilled steak or roasted duck or other poultry.

Varietals


100% Merlot

Barrels


100% French Oak, various toast levels

Growing Region


Napa Valley , Oakville AVA

Harvest Date


October 21, 2012

Bottled Date


February 14, 2014

Alcohol

   13.9%

PH

   3.8

Total Acidity

   5.7 g/l

Brix

   --

Total Production


--500 cases

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Zinfandel

This Acre Zinfandel is a wonderful example of what makes Napa Valley Zinfandel, particularly from mid-valley locations like Oakville, so special. In 2012 early bud break and a long stretch of classic warm days and cool allowed the fruit to develop for an extended time until finally picked on October 21st.

Such an even and extended maturation period allowed for the outstanding flavor development so apparent in this beautifully balanced and structured wine. The aromas of briary wild blackberry and strawberry continue in the mouth with subtle notes of brown sugar and caramel. Inclusion of Rhône varietals in the blend adds refinement and spicy and earthy notes.

Varietals


98% Zinfandel; 1% Grenache/Syrah co-fermented, field blend; 1% Syrah

Barrels


100% American Oak, various toast levels

Growing Region


Napa Valley, Oakville AVA

Harvest Date


October 21, 2012

Bottled Date


February 14, 2014

Alcohol

   14.1%

PH

   3.6

Total Acidity

   5.8 g/l

Brix

   --

Total Production


--1,500 cases

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2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 in Napa Valley was a vintage that provided wine makers with beautiful grapes almost regardless of varietal. The weather was consistently mild, only four days above 100% instead of the average of 14 days. This allowed for beautiful flavor development along with the retention of natural acidy making this wine so delightful with food.

Pouring the 2009 Cabernet into a glass one is immediately stuck by the deep crimson color. Beautifully fragrant the wine expresses aromas of plum and black cherry supported by notes of mocha, anise, and hints of violet. In the mouth it is deeply extracted with layers of black and red fruit and hint of spice. The soft tannins carry all these flavors across the palate and contribute to a long, long finish. This is a wine of balance and finesse, a perfect dinner guest!

Varietals


100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Clones 37 and 191

Barrels


100% French Oak - 20 Months

Growing Region


100% Oak Knoll AVA - "Home Vineyard"

Harvest Date


October 23, 2009

Bottled Date


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Alcohol

   13.5%

PH

   3.87

Total Acidity

   0.33 G/100 ML

Brix

   23.9

Total Production


138 Cases

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2011 Zinfandel

2011 in the Napa Valley was challenging, a cool growing season, one of the latest harvest starts in memory and rain at harvest. It was a vintage that demanded constant attention and willingness to sacrifice production in order to make superb wine.

With a one acre vineyard attention to detail is expected, but 2011 also demanded sacrifice. Zinfandel  because of its uneven ripening and high acidity needs to be fully ripe to make great wine. This required severely reducing the crop in August and waiting beyond what prudence would dictate until the grapes reached full maturity on October 19th. Then a race to harvest as rain fell. Dave Becker said, “We left half the fruit behind, every single grape cluster was individually clipped of all but the best grapes”.

Only 81 cases were produced, half the expected yield of an already very low yield vineyard, but the results are amazing. This Zinfandel is big, ripe, with the intense flavor development that only come with a long time on the vine. The wine has great structure, layers of flavor and terrific acidity: a wine that offers up a different nuance with every sip.

Varietals


100% Zinfandel; Three Clones: Mendocino, Hearts Desire, Pichetti

Barrels


100% French Oak - 11 Months

Growing Region


100% Oak Knoll AVA - "Kraemer Vineyard"

Harvest Date


October 19, 2011

Bottled Date


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Alcohol

   15.0%

PH

   3.22

Total Acidity

   0.78 G/100 ML

Brix

   24.8

Total Production

   81 Cases