Posts Tagged Ten Acre

Ten Acre: Carving Out a Niche in the Russian River Valley

By Bob Johnson Bella Vineyards is known for Zinfandel, as my recent blog on the Dry Creek Valley estate demonstrated. Proprietors Scott and Lynn Adams have worked hard to develop the brand and the reputation. But they do not live on the Bella... Read more

2011 Ten Acre Pinot Noir, Cummings Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Translucent dark crimson in color, lightening at the rim. Whereas “appellation wines,” made from grapes grown in numerous vineyards, can be a bit muddled, this single-vineyard gem is sleek, feminine and focused. Clove, baking spices, orange... Read more

2011 Ten Acre Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Nearly translucent light ruby in color, clearing at the rim. This wine has a fruit-driven nose, with some woodspice (approaching wintergreen) high notes. In the mouth, it’s silky through the mid-palate, where it brightens, reveals a red cherry... Read more

2011 Ten Acre Pinot Noir, Jenkins Vineyard, Russian River Valley

A translucent light ruby color, with shades of dark coral. The nose fairly leaps from the glass, showcasing concentrated black raspberry fruit, cinnamon stick, black pepper, black tea and a note of brown sugar. Lithe in the mouth, with super-fine... Read more

2012 Ten Acre Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands

Light straw color. Crisp and steely in the nose, the wine delivers perfumed green apple with notes of fresh pineapple and lime. The initial juicy acidity in the mouth blossoms and becomes more rounded at mid-palate, and the crisp green apple flavors... Read more

2010 Ten Acre Pinot Noir, Stephens Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Nearly opaque dark ruby in color, with lightening at the rim. The pretty, fruit-driven nose delivers plenty of crushed raspberry, strawberry, cherry cola, orange peel, light vanilla and a dark floral note. On the palate, earth and a note of black... Read more

2010 Ten Acre ‘Green Acre Hills’ Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

This is a sister winery to Bella Vineyards, and this wine was crafted from grapes grown in a Carneros district vineyard planted to the Wente clone by the famed Sangiacomo grape-growing family. Medium straw in color. Fresh lemon, orange and green... Read more