Acrobat is Oregon wine, but it’s produced and bottled by Acrobat Winery in Geyserville and Healdsburg in Northern California. Their full-flavor 2019 Pinot Noir usually sells for around $20, but you might find it on sale for under $16.
“Acrobat is a wine born to introduce people to the drinkability of Pinot Noir,” Acrobat says. “Responsibly grown in the breathtaking hills and valleys of Oregon, this wine is excellent with food and equally enjoyable on its own. It comes with style and grace and is life in balance.”
And it comes with an easy-to-open screw cap.
Wine Enthusiast says that this Pinot is fragrant and spicy, with ripe berry fruit and an “earthy stiffness” that comes up with the tannins. “It will knock it out of the park with salmon,” they add, awarding the wine 90 points. acrobatwine.com.
An Evening with Friends
The fundraiser hosted by Friends of Hospice supports Hospice of Santa Cruz County community services and programs such as music therapy, pet companions, volunteer visitor programs, grief support, a camp for grieving children and much more. An Evening with Friends features music, food and complimentary wine. Mix and mingle with friends and enjoy this meaningful event.
Sunday, Sept.18, 5-8pm at Seascape Golf Club (Monarch Room), 610 Clubhouse Drive, Aptos. $125. [email protected]; 831-713-6083.
Kathryn Kennedy Winery
“Finally, after years and years, we did a deep dive into the winery library,” says Kathryn Kennedy Winery owner and winemaker Mary Mathis. “We brought some really old and rare bottles to the surface, and they are here for all to see.” If you are interested in uncommon bottles in the $100-400 range, visit kathrynkennedywinery.com.