2021 Acumen Peak Cabernet Sauvignon
95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot
2021 Vintage - While another year of drought conditions on Atlas Peak produced small clusters and berries—thereby lowering yields somewhat—the quality of the vintage was exceptional, resulting in beautifully concentrated mountain wines, with pure, polished flavors and lovely underlying complexity. Overall, the growing season was relatively mild and completely free of drama. After modest rains in January and February, there was no notable precipitation for the rest of the season and no major heat spikes. As a result, flower, bloom and set were all excellent, and the grapes were able to ripen slowly and evenly, developing wonderful depth and character.
Notes from Our Winemaker – Combining the power of Edcora Vineyard with the grace of Attelas, this alluring wine offers sweet and spicy aromas of cassis, black currant, flashy oak spice, cedar, roasted coffee and anise. On the rich, mouth-coating palate, fine-grained tannins frame the lush dark berry flavors, with hints of clove, cinnamon and vanilla bean emerging on the long, complex finish.
Harvest dates: September 14 to October 19, 2021
Vineyard blocks: AV2, AV7, AV16, EV5 Cabernet Sauvignon, and AV9 Merlot
Clones: Cabernmet Sauvignon 8, 191, 337, 15, and Merlot 6
New French oak: 75%
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