“One Acre, One Guy, One Wine” slogan is the quintessential meaning behind their wines and success. It started in 2002 with Dave Becker, who founded the One Acre label with just one acre of Cabernet Sauvignon planted at his family home in the Oak Knoll region of the Napa Valley. The success of One Acre led to the launch of Acre Wines, a portfolio of classic wines from sustainably farmed, family-owned estate vineyards in Napa Valley.
Industry veterans, Mike and Talley Henry purchased the winery in 2017. Together, with well-known consulting winemaker Richard Bruno, they continue to carry on the One Acre and Acre Wines legacy that Dave created nearly two decades ago. Today, the One Acre portfolio includes an Oak Knoll Cabernet sourced from Dave’s original one acre vineyard, and a Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon, planted on one acre with identical clones, varietal, spacing and row orientation as the Oak Knoll Cabernet to be able to understand and appreciate the differences of “terroir”. The highly acclaimed Acre portfolio includes a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc sourced from family-owned vineyards within the stellar AVA’s of Oakville, Yountville, Calistoga, and Stags Leap.
On the eyes a unique pale yellow with a green hue (unfortunately hard to see in the photo). On the nose, soft aromas of apricot and citrus. On the palate, very little citrus flavors, and apple and minerality come shining through. The finish is clean and extremely crisp with a hint of grapefruit counterbalanced with mild pear and honeydew melon. The winery sells it for a surprisingly $23!
The Food and Wine Pairing
Paired with fried panko chicken breasts with Pico di Gallo salsa and topped off with cheddar cheese. Roasted Brussel sprouts with a homemade balsamic reduction glaze as a side, along with Spanish rice with diced tomatoes and chopped Jalapeno peppers. Not a “hot and spicy” dish, just a flavorful dinner. Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Riesling were all possible wine suggestions. Went with Sauvignon Blanc and was very pleased with the pairing.