Acumen

Mountainside Red Blend

9.055 ratings
9.011 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

Not much of a departure from the 2014 version. Red and black fruits with some baking spice and vanilla. Perhaps the oak wasn’t quite as lavish with this one...or maybe it was slightly better integrated. Regardless, it’s good at the sale price of $22; probably a disappointment at the regular price of $40. Drink now through 2022.

Not much of a departure from the 2014 version. Red and black fruits with some baking spice and vanilla. Perhaps the oak wasn’t quite as lavish with this one...or maybe it was slightly better integrated. Regardless, it’s good at the sale price of $22; probably a disappointment at the regular price of $40. Drink now through 2022.

May 3rd, 2019
Jay Kline

This was an interesting one, picked up for $20 but I think it retails for over $40. At the $20 price point, it delivers. Dark fruited, tobacco, vanilla...lavishly oaked. It’s a wine that was proudly made and a more than decent quaffer but it’s not terribly exciting. At the normal price, it wouldn’t be very good QPR IMO.

This was an interesting one, picked up for $20 but I think it retails for over $40. At the $20 price point, it delivers. Dark fruited, tobacco, vanilla...lavishly oaked. It’s a wine that was proudly made and a more than decent quaffer but it’s not terribly exciting. At the normal price, it wouldn’t be very good QPR IMO.

Feb 25th, 2019
Sarah Stierch

Food & Wine Editor Sonoma Valley Sun

9.3

More plz

More plz

Oct 16th, 2018
Matt Sterr

Sage and other herbs on the nose. Blackberry fruit on the silky palate. Plenty of oak, mostly new, add grippy tannins leading to a fine finish. This one will improve with bottle age to be sure.

Sage and other herbs on the nose. Blackberry fruit on the silky palate. Plenty of oak, mostly new, add grippy tannins leading to a fine finish. This one will improve with bottle age to be sure.

May 3rd, 2016
Beau Carson

Big red berries. Nice and dry. Lacking a great finish.

Big red berries. Nice and dry. Lacking a great finish.

Jan 14th, 2016
Tobin Trevarthen

A nice discovery. Nice vanilla undertones, vibrant fruit. A winner.

A nice discovery. Nice vanilla undertones, vibrant fruit. A winner.

Mar 14th, 2015
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

Cab syrah and temp taste like merlot to me quite rich and smooth

Cab syrah and temp taste like merlot to me quite rich and smooth

Sep 15th, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

2012 Red Wine.
14% alc.

2012 Red Wine.
14% alc.

Nov 8th, 2015
Henrik Poulsen

2011 Red Wine.
14.3% alc.

2011 Red Wine.
14.3% alc.

Nov 8th, 2015
Melanie Fletcher

Nice! Bold and smooth. Very enjoyable.

Nice! Bold and smooth. Very enjoyable.

Feb 15th, 2020