2018 Acumen Red Blend Mountainside

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$34.99

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Winemaker Notes

This full-bodied wine starts with fragrant aromas of black cherries, English roses, mocha, sweet earth, and fresh blackberry pie. On the palate, we find mouth-coating flavors of blueberries, Santa Rosa plums, and baking spices with a pleasant grip of ripe tannins coupled with notes of toffee, rhubarb compote, fresh sage and cigar box on the long and pleasant finish.

About Acumen Winery

Founded by proprietor Eric Yuan, and guided by a team that includes legendary Winemaker Phillip Titus and renowned Viticulturist Garrett Buckland, Acumen is dedicated to creating the next great Napa Valley wine estate. To achieve this goal, Acumen has established an estate that features 116 organically certified acres of vines, spread across two remarkable vineyards on Napa Valley’s Atlas Peak. From these coveted grapes, the Acumen team makes a small portfolio of estate-grown wines, with a focus on mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Sauvignon Blanc. Taking inspiration from the great Napa Valley Cabernets of the 1960s and 1970s, Acumen’s classically structured wines are recognized for their balance, vineyard-driven complexity and uncommon age-worthiness.

In 2012, building on a love affair with wine that was first cultivated while studying in Paris, entrepreneur Eric Yuan came to Napa Valley to found Acumen. There, he set out to establish an estate vineyard program capable of producing wines of classic balance, beauty and structure. With the help of renowned founding Winemaker Denis Malbec (a veteran of Château Latour) and acclaimed Viticulturist Garrett Buckland, he found what he was searching for high on the slopes of Atlas Peak in Napa Valley’s famed eastern mountains, where heat spikes are rare and the temperatures average 10 degrees cooler than on the valley floor.

“While Atlas Peak is very remote, and extremely difficult to plant due to its steep slopes and rocky soils, pioneering winegrowers like Jan Krupp have long known what a remarkable region it is for growing grapes,” says Winemaker Phillip Titus. “With its high elevation, relatively cool climate, and volcanic soils, it is a place where the grapes can ripen perfectly, while retaining the complex  structure and tannins that are essential to great Bordeaux-varietal wines.”

 

2018 Acumen Red Blend Mountainside

$34.99

2 in stock

Country

Size

Vintage

Categories: , ,

Winemaker Notes

This full-bodied wine starts with fragrant aromas of black cherries, English roses, mocha, sweet earth, and fresh blackberry pie. On the palate, we find mouth-coating flavors of blueberries, Santa Rosa plums, and baking spices with a pleasant grip of ripe tannins coupled with notes of toffee, rhubarb compote, fresh sage and cigar box on the long and pleasant finish.

About Acumen Winery

Founded by proprietor Eric Yuan, and guided by a team that includes legendary Winemaker Phillip Titus and renowned Viticulturist Garrett Buckland, Acumen is dedicated to creating the next great Napa Valley wine estate. To achieve this goal, Acumen has established an estate that features 116 organically certified acres of vines, spread across two remarkable vineyards on Napa Valley’s Atlas Peak. From these coveted grapes, the Acumen team makes a small portfolio of estate-grown wines, with a focus on mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Sauvignon Blanc. Taking inspiration from the great Napa Valley Cabernets of the 1960s and 1970s, Acumen’s classically structured wines are recognized for their balance, vineyard-driven complexity and uncommon age-worthiness.

In 2012, building on a love affair with wine that was first cultivated while studying in Paris, entrepreneur Eric Yuan came to Napa Valley to found Acumen. There, he set out to establish an estate vineyard program capable of producing wines of classic balance, beauty and structure. With the help of renowned founding Winemaker Denis Malbec (a veteran of Château Latour) and acclaimed Viticulturist Garrett Buckland, he found what he was searching for high on the slopes of Atlas Peak in Napa Valley’s famed eastern mountains, where heat spikes are rare and the temperatures average 10 degrees cooler than on the valley floor.

“While Atlas Peak is very remote, and extremely difficult to plant due to its steep slopes and rocky soils, pioneering winegrowers like Jan Krupp have long known what a remarkable region it is for growing grapes,” says Winemaker Phillip Titus. “With its high elevation, relatively cool climate, and volcanic soils, it is a place where the grapes can ripen perfectly, while retaining the complex  structure and tannins that are essential to great Bordeaux-varietal wines.”