Mountainside Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Slate, lemon peel, lemongrass, overripe honeydew melon. Delicious 🤤 — 2 years ago

Krystal Vento
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Herman Story

Milk & Honey Tempranillo Blend 2013

Kirk F

Full throttle. A little rough around the edges compared to the Acumen and Caymus we enjoyed alongside it. Always willing to give it another go! — 5 years ago

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Ken Deis

Napa Valley Merlot 2015

The balanced nose shows restrain and acumen; black cherry mocha and heavy floral conformance. Shades of oak aging are intelligent and stabilized. Tannins are rigid and acidity is noticeable. This wine, however, lacks complexity and gives off high amounts of heat. But the low amount of rain and warm summer in 2015 helped an early ripen, and this wine shows fantastic qualities of ripened fruit without being jammy or over-extracted. Cheers to mother nature, and the amazing things she can accomplish! Cheers! — 6 years ago

Dana Dungan
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Mountainside Estate Grown Tempranillo 2013

Delicious meaty full body tempranillo. Flavors of dark and red fruit with gentle tannins and a hint of red raspberry for some tang. Delightful easy drinking wine with a nice complexity. — 3 years ago


Mountainside "RB" Right Bank Red Blend 2013

Shay A

Date night out with my bride before she begins a new year of teaching kindergarteners next week. Best Italian BYOB in Fort Worth and it's not even close!

This is now my 3rd Acumen wine, and all have been very good. I first had the Mountain Side Red, then the Cab Franc, and now this "Right Bank" red (69% CF, 29% Merlot, 2% Cab). This has been my favorite of the three. In the glass, it has a ruby red core but it grows to almost black as it gets to the perimeter. Very aromatic, with ripe blackberries, birch wood and white pepper. Smooth entry. Extremely lush fruit as it coats the palate. Medium bodied. I get this violet/purple tart on the finish, alongside a hint of hibiscus and cola.
@Henrik Poulsen , this was fantastic!
— 5 years ago

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@Mark Flesher : That happens to us sometimes, however, we were able to get there right when it opened last night. In April-May and Oct, their patio is so enjoyable.
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@Shay Aldriedge we have not had one negative comment yet. But again, I'd say we are probably 0 for about 10 or 15! Hope to experience one of these days!
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@Shay Aldriedge I'm very happy you enjoyed it. This is a new brand to watch 😉. Cheers, /H


Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Amazing nose of honeysuckle and wet hay. Very dry on the palate with a mineral essence and balanced acid. — 6 years ago


Peak Edcora Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Outstanding. I mean, it should be, it was $155, but really nice wine. — 3 years ago

Jill Ritchie
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Mountainside Cabernet Franc 2013

Shay A

Build-your-own-pizza night with our lovely brides, and I wanted to try something unique. I normally don't drink Cab Franc with pizza, but it actually worked nicely.

My introduction to Acumen was about 3 months ago and I had their Mountain cab...really liked it. Found out that Denis Malbec was the winemaker through 2015 before his passing, and
@Steve Matthiasson was the viticulturist. Steve is now the winemaker. I was then re-introduced to Acumen by @Henrik Poulsen , who shares a love of cab franc, like I do! Henrik, thank you for getting me re-acquainted with Acumen! My understanding is that the Acumen cab franc was made in small numbers, and was mainly a project for the family to enjoy.

Acumen is an Atlas Peak project, so naturally I enjoyed it as Mountain fruit is my favorite. This cab franc needs air time, but even as it opens, there is no trace of green pepper. Tart and dark fruit dominate the nose, mainly dusty blackberries. Deep red/black in the glass. Very nice mid palate texture and the finish was of crushed rock, truffled mushrooms, blackberries, and a touch of rhubarb. Thanks again, Henrik!
— 5 years ago

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@Stephen Jackshaw : I haven't. I was hopeful to try when I visited the estate about 8 months ago, but wasn't able to. Obviously V29 makes great wine, so I'm sure the cab franc is excellent. A top cab franc for you?
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@Shay Aldriedge for me the franc discussion starts there!
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@Erika Birg : I would agree. Make it a point to try Arnyca Cellars cab franc (and Crocker & Starr, Detert)!