Acumen

Acumen

Mountainside Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Kirk F
9.3

This was fantastic this evening. Smooth & polished with well integrated tannins and a silky finish. Worlds better than the last one and, sadly, this is our last one! — 19 days ago

Paul, Shay and 8 others liked this

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Mountainside Estate Grown Malbec 2013

Beautiful wine! — 2 years ago

Henrik PoulsenRay Fister
with Henrik and Ray
DAD, Eric and 10 others liked this

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! — 3 years ago

Dana Dungan
with Dana

Acumen

Mountainside Red Blend 2016

Billy Can Can. Bday 2019. — 9 days ago

Herman Story

Milk & Honey Tempranillo Blend 2013

Kirk F
8.9

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! — 2 years ago

Michael MathewsMike RettkeRick Z
with Michael, Mike and 2 others
Shay, Doug and 3 others liked this

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Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Amazing nose of honeysuckle and wet hay. Very dry on the palate with a mineral essence and balanced acid. — 3 years ago

Acumen

Napa Valley Estate Merlot 2014

Loved this merlot! Perfect way to end the night! — 2 years ago

Henrik PoulsenRay Fister
with Henrik and Ray
DAD, Greg and 11 others liked this

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Mountainside Cabernet Franc 2013

Shay A
9.3

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!
— 2 years ago

Luke ThackerCody Cotten
with Luke and Cody
Cody, Jason and 40 others liked this
Erika Birg

Erika Birg

It's great with pizza - and almost anything else. Cab Franc is awesome!
Shay A

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@Erika Birg : I would agree. Make it a point to try Arnyca Cellars cab franc (and Crocker & Starr, Detert)!