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Wine & Spirits

2014 PEAK Edcora Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

DEC 2018 | "“Eric Yuan purchased the Attelas Vineyard in 2012, a 32-acre site planted in 1992 by Jan Krupp. He used that property to found his winery on Atlas Peak, then added Edcora, an 84-acre vineyard 350 feet above Attelas, in 2014. Both sites are certified organic. Garrett Buckland grows the grapes and Henrik Poulsen makes the wines, including this bright, violet-scented cabernet from Edcora."

2017 Acumen Mountainside Sauvignon Blanc

NOV 2018 | "The Sauvignon Blanc is made very much in the white Bordeaux model, broad and melony with stirred lees to give it great mouthfeel and a dose of oak aging that lends a spicy, toasty finish. It's an impressive wine with great concentration of flavor, and the oak is well integrated, so the wine isn't overly 'woody.'”
Wine Review Online

2014 Acumen Mountainside Red Wine

NOV 2018 | “A blend of Bordeaux varieties made in a rich, fruit forward style that’s sure to please. Typical blackberry, cassis and cigar box spice aromas and flavors abound, and lively acidity carries the flavors through a bright finish where more red cherry and plum flavors make themselves known. There’s AVA structure here not often found in this price range. A solid buy from a producer to watch!”
D Magazine

What To Drink Now: Sauvignon Blanc

NOV 2018 | "Mountainside-grown Sauvignon Blanc is not the norm in Napa, but Acumen is proving that nuanced whites can be made from steep Atlas Peak slopes. Aromatic and inviting, the wine is layered with lemon leaf, jasmine, and pear.”
Pride Journeys

The 20 Must-Have Wines for 2018…and 2019

NOV 2018 | "This full-bodied (2015 Mountainside Red) 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.”

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 10/28/18

NOV 2018 | "...I've got a couple of stunning Cabernets from the higher elevations of Napa to recommend. These two wines from Acumen vineyards are wonderful -- clocking in at close to 14% alcohol with great acidity, great balance, and remarkably well integrated oak. Totally delicious and worth finding..."
Wine Review Online

2014 Acumen Mountainside & PEAK Cabernet Sauvignon

OCT 2018 | “The grapes for this (2014 Edcora Vineyard) Cabernet are from a southwest facing vineyard on Atlas Peak, bringing lively ripe fruit aromas and flavors of cherry, blueberry and fall spice, complemented by a rich dry earth minerality that adds a lot of depth and interest. This is a solidly structured wine that’s just beginning to speak. Age it well -- 15 years isn’t out of the question – or decant long near term. This is a winery to watch! Contains 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc.”
Wine Advocate

USA, Northern California, Napa Valley: 2016 & 2017 – A Tale of Two Vintages

OCT 2018 | “The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Peak unfurls to reveal fragrant lime blossoms and honeysuckle scents over a core of fresh grapefruit, lemon curd and crushed rocks plus a waft of baker's yeast. Medium to full-bodied, it bursts in the mouth with loads of citrus and mineral layers and a crisp, refreshing line with a very long, chalky finish. 2018 – 2025.”
Wine Enthusiast

Advance Wine Buying Guide

OCT 2018 | “Shy at first on the nose, this wine develops to reveal a voluptuous style of fleshy, rounded grapefruit, pineapple, cantaloupe and Meyer lemon. It remains complex and exotic through a lengthy midpalate and textured finish, with persistent acidity."
The Tasting Panel

Peak of Perfection

OCT 2018 | “This small but resonant winery is destined for world-class status. ...The wines’ complex nature is apparent and their character defines excellence.”
Robb Report

Acumen Napa Valley Has Wine That Lights Up Atlas Peak

AUG 2018 | "In the aftermath of last year's wildfires, a world-class wine estate matures in Napa."
Houston Lifestyles & Homes

Seeing Red – Wines to snatch up for fall and winter tasting

Aug 2018 | “First of this producer — ACUMEN — that I have had the pleasure to taste. About as good as Napa Cabernet gets!”
South Florida Reporter

How About A Wine For Dad?

JUNE 7, 2018 | “This Napa producer makes a series of stunning, colossal cabernet sauvignons from vineyards on Atlas Peak. Founded by Eric Yuan only a couple of years ago, Acumen is showing great potential with mountain-grown grapes.”
NAPA Magazine

Tips for Your Next Trip to Napa Valley

MAR 2018 | “Napa Valley is continually evolving and not only in terms of its winery offerings. ...(Acumen Wine Gallery) showcases wines from Acumen’s organically farmed estate vineyards on Atlas Peak with three terroir-expressive wine tasting experiences.”
7x7 Magazine

Napa's Acumen Wine Gallery is an artful spot for tasting

JAN 24, 2018 | "A new name is emerging on Atlas Peak that aims to solidify the appellation as one ofNapa Valley's premier regions for fine, age-worthy cabernet sauvignon."
7 X 7 Magazine

6 Napa Valley wine regions where you can taste on foot

JUL 19, 2017 | The super luxe Acumen tasting salon features a rotating art gallery, barrel samples on tap, and recycled furniture pieces… The wines are just as refined, sourced from one of Napa Valley's most prized and under-the-radar mountainous regions, Atlas Peak.
Wine Enthusiast

Mastering Napa's Mountains

June 2017 | “Another high-profile project is Acumen Wines… it’s a high-elevation, rocky site six miles off the Silverado Trail and above the fog line. Its 32 acres, now known as Attelas, are certified organic.”
Napa Valley Register

Acumen opens downtown gallery

May 25, 2017 | “Unlike most downtown tasting room, Acumen’s incorporates a high-end art gallery that will feature a rotating collection of art… the striking space also includes a small wine bar where taps dispense some samples as well as a private tasting room and a glass-front closet for wines.”
Jancis Robinson

Acumen, the importance of the human factor

Apr 10, 2017 | “Delicious, herbal, tree character here that gives a savoury depth to the wine and again that mountain rock element throughout. 18.5+ out of 20 points”

15 Cold Weather Wines for the Last Days of Winter

Mar 10, 2017 | “This wine packs in all the fruit you’d expect in a Napa Cab, but with such finesse.”
Wine Enthusiast

The 2013 Napa Valley Vintage as told in 10 Cabs

Feb 20, 2017 | “It shines in bristling acidity, dusty tannin and a beautiful floral aroma of violet. Editors’ Choice.”
Santa Cruz Sentinel

California Wine of the Week: Acumen 2013 Mountainside Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Jan 17, 2017 | “The Mountainside Cabernet Sauvignon is like a deep root, full of twists and turns and dark dimension. Purple in color with a blackberry aroma, it’s velvety smooth.”
Capital Gazette

Acumen Mountainside Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Dec 28, 2016 | “Powerful structure with layered cherry, blueberry and plum flavors. Long, mineral finish.”
The Tennessean

Holiday Wines: Save or splurge

Dec 17, 2016 | “Acumen Cabernet Sauvignon is making a name for itself with estate-grown organic fruit from Napa’s coveted Atlas Peak AVA. “
The Lowell Sun

Six wines get stamp of approval from club tasters

Dec 15, 2016 | "Very classy, richly layered in blackberries, plummy, so smooth and velvety, refined, toasty vanilla finish."
The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Best high-end wines: 2016 guide

Dec 15, 2016 | “The 2013 Acumen Cabernet Sauvignon ($60) from Napa Valley has a pronounced black cherry flavor, and came alive with some air.”
The Tasting Panel Magazine

95 points - Acumen Wine 2013 Mountainside Cabernet Sauvignon

Dec 2016 | "... balanced and deep, it is the equal of wines selling for five times the price."
Bigger Than Your Head

Whither Napa Valley Cabernet XII: Nine Examples

Dec 7, 2016 | ” …an experience that feels as if you’re drinking architecture…”
D Magazine

What to Drink Now: More Delicious Napa Valley Reds

Dec 5, 2016 | “…a new winery from high atop Atlas Peak led by one of Napa’s most respected winemakers, Steve Matthiasson.”
The Detroit News

Acumen: Winery on Atlas Peak in Napa touts 2013 Mountainside Cabernet

Nov 18, 2016 | “It’s elegant and powerful, and expresses the earthy, mineral-laden tones of mountain fruit in the flavors.”
The Planet Grape Wine Review

2013 Acumen Mountainside Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Oct 13, 2016 | “Full-bodied, balanced, supple and expressive…”