2020 Acumen Mountainside Rosé
From its captivating golden-hued pink color to its enticing aromas of sweet strawberry, crisp red apple, pomegranate, blood orange, and rose petals, this is a beautifully vivacious rosé. Bright and energetic on the palate, it gracefully expresses the more delicate aspects of our estate-grown Merlot, with lively layers of wild strawberry, cherry, and flowers that linger throughout a lush, focused finish.
Located in the famed eastern mountains of Napa Valley, our Attelas Vineyard was first planted in 1992 and was the original ‘home vineyard’ of legendary winegrower Dr. Jan Krupp. Attelas is situated at approximately 1,300 feet and features 32 acres of vines, planted in volcanic, clay, and loam soils as a mosaic of 20 vineyard blocks—including eight blocks and six different clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, and Tempranillo. With a predominantly northwest exposure, Attelas is a cool site in a cooler appellation, making it ideal for crafting a bright and alluring rosé.
2020 Vintage Notes
The overall weather throughout the 2020 growing season was excellent. After a dry winter, bud break started early in our vineyards. The temperatures throughout spring and summer were relatively mild, ensuring that the grapes had ample time to develop vibrant, complex flavors and generous textures. Simultaneously, the overall lack of precipitation kept canopy growth in check and produced small clusters with highly concentrated berries. As a result, our wines from the 2020 vintage display excellent structure, compelling aromatics, and lush varietal flavors.
Acumen 2020 Mountainside Rosé (Napa Valley). This is made entirely from Merlot grapes grown at the producer’s high-elevation Attelas Vineyard on Atlas Peak. With an inviting rose petal aroma on the nose, it offers a sinewy texture on the palate that carries flavors of pomegranate, rhubarb, and lemon zest. It is lush yet balanced. 93 Points —Virginie Boone
"Beautifully textured, the 2020 Acumen Rose shows rose water and watermelon tones alongside citrus undercurrents. Fresh and vibrant, enjoy this excellent Rose over the next several years. Drink 2021-2014" 90 Points - Owen Bargreen, June 2021
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