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2017 Acumen Mountainside Cabernet Sauvignon
77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot; 1400 cases produced
With a rich ruby color, this full-bodied wine opens with aromas of cigar box, Bing cherries, cranberry sauce, saddle leather, and bay leaves. On the palate, we find flavors of Luxardo cherries, Campari, Valrhona chocolate, pomegranates, and apple tartlets, with robust tannins and hints of freshly turned earth and crushed rocks on the long and persistent finish.
2017 VINTAGE NOTES
The near-perfect 2016 growing season started early and saw ideal weather conditions throughout and wrapped up as the valley's first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14th. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, our vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. Wines from the 2016 vintage showcase classic Napa Valley qualities of fruit, acid, and tannin in perfect balance. Amazingly, this represents a streak of 5 consecutive vintages of excellent quality stretching back to 2012.