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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For the 2014 vintage there are aromas and fruit flavors of the wild fennel, black cherries, and fresh mountain blueberries that grow on the hillsides. The rugged landscape of our vineyards is reflected in the savory flavors of 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.
The 2014 vintage opens with a bouquet of Chambord, dried roses, and the wet rocks and bay trees that dot the hillsides around the Estate. On the palate we find aromas and flavors of Kirsch, French roast coffee, and mountain fruits like black plums, red cherries, and oranges. The elegant structure and ripe tannins display the dusty, slightly cooler nature of the vineyard and combine with a lively freshness and aromas of cocoa powder, cherry-stones, baking chocolate, and roasted beets that continue to evolve through the long, elegant finish.
Inaugural Release | The 2014 vintage opens with a bouquet of red flowers, hazelnut coffee, sweet hay, and the eucalyptus trees that dot the hillsides around the Estate. On the palate we find aromas and flavors of Luxardo cherries, mint chocolate, oranges, and mountain blueberries. The firmstructure and mouth-coating tannins display the warm, sun- drenched exposure of the vineyard and combine with arich freshness and aromas of tobacco, saddle leather, and granite that continue to evolve through the long, and well- framed finish.
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.