2021 Acumen Peak Edcora Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
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 – Showcasing the concentration and complexity of Edcora Vineyard, this wine offers remarkable depth and richness, with powerful aromas of wild berry, cassis, mountain sage, roasted coffee, graphite, smoke and sweet oak. On the beautifully structured palate, rich tannins and and a natural underlying density provide a sense of balance and cohesiveness to luxurious layers of dark berries and wild herbs, with notions of oak spice and adding sweetness and freshness to the dark fruit and volcanic minerality.
Harvest dates: September 14 to September 28, 2021
Vineyard blocks: EV5, EV14
Clones: Clone 15 and 169
New French oak: 75%
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