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Acumen Mountainside Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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750ML / 14% ABV
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750ML / 14% ABV

Winemaker Notes

With a rich garnet color, this full-bodied wine opens with aromas of violets, Bing cherry, cranberry sauce, and chaparral, with a hint of dried rose petals and crisp linen. On the palate we find flavors of Luxardo cherries, Carpano vermouth, dark chocolate covered strawberries, red plums, and mint tea, with fine grained tannins and hints of freshly turned earth and mahogany on the long and persistent finish.

?Blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot

Critical Acclaim

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D 93
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Acumen, which took over the personal property of Stagecoach Vineyards owner Jan Krupp two years ago, shows that lower alcohol Napa Cabernet can be produced without loss of palate weight or flavour. Woodsy, floral aromas lead to a crisp, fresh palate of blueberry and black cherry. It's a triumph in a lighter yet most enjoyable presentation. 72% new French oak.
W&S 92
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A clean, violet-scented cabernet, this has a grapey richness, even as the structure holds it tight. The meaty tannins last with healthy, floral flavor detail. You could decant this now, to enjoy with roast quail or duck; or you could cellar it a year or two and allow it to open further.
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Acumen has emerged as the embodiment of a dream to share with friends and family the very best of the Old and New Worlds, a dream where world-class winemaking and viticulture combine with a deep love of the land.

The founding Acumen team of winemaker Denis Malbec and viticulturists Garrett Buckland were drawn to the mountainside vineyards of Napa Valley's eastern slopes, which have created countless world-class wines. It was here in the rugged Atlas Peak AVA where they set their roots in two unique vineyards with a total of 116 organically farmed acres. The Acumen labels share a glimpse of the inspiring views from their vineyards, both of which have an Old World feel, with bucolic rolling hills and textured rows of mountainside grapevines, surrounded by chaparral and sagebrush.

Denis Malbec, a winemaking artist, inspiration and good friend, was born and raised amidst the vineyars and cellar of Chateau Latour, a Bordeaux First Growth in the Pauillac commune of the Medoc. He was Acumen's first winemaker and together with Henrik Poulsen made the Acumen wines through the 2015 vintage. Tragically, in early 2016 he passed away in a car accident. He will be greatly missed and warmly remembered, with the 2013 and 2014 Acumen PEAK wines to bear a subtle tribute on the label in his honor.

Acumen lives their belief that the world's best wine are grown in the vineyard, so they feel very fortunate to have their vineyards and winemaking so thoroughly united under the artistry and expertise of  Phillip Titus and supported by their amazing full-time vineyard and winemaking team.

Every glass of Acumen is an invitation to share in their dream, to be transported to the vineyards, to feel the sun and smell the earth, to taste the best that Napa Valley has to offer.

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