Acme Wineworks Pinot noir
Thomas Winery's Legendary Value Label
We get emails and calls all year long for Thomas Winery Pinot noir. John Thomas's small vineyard produces a few hundred cases of Pinot a year, allocated among a lucky few. His great value Acme Wineworks label Pinot noir - made only every 4-6 years - is even harder to get.
John Thomas makes his Acme second label from declassified estate grown Pinot noir. A blend of wine from 2006 and 2007, the Acme Pinot is a steal.
By blending 2006 and 2007 pinot noirs together, John pulls off a wine that incorporates the best of both vintages at a great price.
John Thomas has never hosted a public event and rarely admits visitors. In 25 years of production (he first planted the vineyard by himself in 1984), he has made wine exclusively from his tiny estate vineyard.
John runs what is essentially a one man show. Demonstrating how to plant a grape vine (in photo above), John drilled the hole, planted the vine, attached it to the trellis, and stood back, saying: "now just do that 3000 times, and you've planted an acre." In the next few days, he will plant (by himself) over 1000 vines.
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his winemaking, and his winery
Pinot noir NV
Tasting the Acme Pinot noir NV yesterday during a break in Marcus's move to his new house, we wrote this note: "Beautiful red fruit perfume and dried rose petal with incense, white pepper, toast and sweet earth. Red currant, cherry, raspberry, on a seamless, creamy frame. Both lush and bright, this has the complexity of a Pinot twice its price."
The second bottle we opened at the store showed the same initial profile and continued to gain depth on day two, with attractive cherry and chocolate notes appearing. The Acme Pinot is the real deal.
Rosé of Pinot noir NV
The Thomas Acme Wineworks Rosé is my must-have summer wine. I'm thinking of long summer evenings on the front porch, watching the sunset over the mountains, the scent of evening blooming honeysuckle, and best of all, the Thomas Acme Rosé sliding down my gullet.
The scent is strawberry, raspberry, and melon. Flavors are sweet red raspberry, wild strawberry, a hint of creamy kiwi, and there's a long finish with more berries and a hint of just-right citrus.
It is partially fermented in oak, adding texture and depth.
JT made 100 cases of this exquisite Rosé - applying the same skill that makes his Pinots cult favorites. We HIGHLY recommend this wine for summer.
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