Acumen PEAK wines offer the highest expression of our Atlas Peak, mountain terroir. They are selected from the best barrels, from the best lots, which come from the best vineyard blocks each vintage. They are made with a sublime balance of ripeness from our Napa Valley sun, minerality and earth tones from our rugged mountain terrain and an Old World sensibility to craft age-worthy wines of both elegance and structure.
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A deep nose of jasmine and orange blossoms reminds us of the citrus trees and white flowers along the entrance to our Estate. The warm, extended sunshine we receive above the fog-line shines in ripe, yet balanced flavors of grapefruit zest, Meyer lemon oil, early melon, tangerines, and key lime pie. The elegant structure and fresh acidity of this graceful wine reflects our meticulous work in the vineyard, and carries through with hints of wet slate and sweetgrass on the very long and smooth finish.
For the 2015 vintage there are aromas and fruit flavors of the Santa Rosa plums, black cherries,pomegranates, and fresh mountain blueberries that grow on the hillsides. The rugged landscape of our vineyards is reflected in the savory flavors of wild fennel and violets, sweet earth, flint, and the native chaparral. The concentration, deep complexity and inherently powerful structure of the PEAK wines reflect our unique growing conditions at high elevation, with longer growing days at slightly cooler temperatures. The extremely long and pure finish shows hints of Tahitian vanilla, black licorice, and rich drinking chocolate, leading to notes of flint and wet rocks inspiring quiet images of our rocky creek beds.
The 2015 vintage opens with a bouquet of violets, dark espresso, sweet hay, and the eucalyptus trees that dot the hillsides around the Estate. On the palate, we find aromas and flavors of black cherries, bramble berries, Mission figs, Campari, mint chocolate, oranges, and mountain blueberries. The firm structure and mouth-coating tannins display the warm, sun-drenched exposure of the vineyard and combine with a rich freshness and aromas of Valrhona cocoa powder, tobacco, saddle leather, and basalt that continue to evolve through the long, and well-framed finish.
The 2015 vintage opens with a bouquet of ripe raspberries,potpourri, fresh asphalt, and the wet rocks and bay trees that dot the hillsides around the Estate. On the palate we find aromas and flavors of vanilla incense, French roast coffee, sweet bell peppers, and mountain fruits like pomegranates and red cherries. The elegant structure and ripe tannins display the dusty, slightly cooler nature of the vineyard and combine with a lively freshness and aromas of black tea, cherry-stones, and roasted beets that continue to evolve through the long, elegant finish.