2015 Acumen PEAK Edcora Cabernet Sauvignon
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 4%Cabernet Franc; 195 cases produced
With a warm, southwest exposure and deep red, iron-rich soils, our 84-acre Edcora Vineyard provides a powerful backbone to our Estate. This prominent vineyard expresses itself in opulent mountain flavors framed by a strong, age-worthy structure.
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.
With all the power and structure found in the 2015 PEAK Edcora Vineyard, we feel this vintage will continue to develop and add an elegant bottle bouquet over the next 15 to 20+ years in your cellar.
2015 Acumen PEAK Edcora Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - 100 Points
“A very impressive wine that hearkens back to the early days of the Napa Valley, when age-worthy structure and balance were king. Intense berry fruit aromas are joined by notes of fig, baker's chocolate and savory hints of meat and dried herbs. It's all there on the palate, with a rich earthy character in front at present that will feather itself into the mix with further aging. Perfectly balanced, nuanced and thought-provoking, and a definite cellar trophy at what's become a bargain price for such a wine. This isn't a score I throw out very often, but there's so much to offer here-I'm all in. Contains 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc.” - Rich Cook, Wine Review Online
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