Acumen Peak Attelas Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
With every vintage of our PEAK wines, our goal is to craft consummate expressions of our organically-farmed estate vineyards on the high-mountain slopes of Napa Valley’s acclaimed Atlas Peak. To preserve the complexity of our vineyards and ensure that we have numerous lots to choose from during blending, we individually ferment each block and varietal. Then, after extensive sensory analysis, we select our very finest blocks and barrels of wine to craft our PEAK wines.
This beautifully complex and luxurious wine begins with opulent aromas of cassis, ripe plum, anise, and Luxardo cherry, as well as hints of cedar and sage. The saturated layers of ripe berry fruit continue on the lushly textured palate, where the flavors are underpinned by supple, fine-grained tannins that carry the wine to a rich, refined finish.
2019 was quite similar to the “Winemaker’s Dream Vintage” of 2018. Following winter rains that saturated the soils, the vines coming out of dormancy had ample water to ensure a healthy budbreak. The growing season brought cooler-than-average temperatures throughout spring and summer. This, combined with the absence of any notable heat events during berry formation, ensured ideal flavor development. As a result, our 2019 wines offer exceptional energy and depth, with beautifully articulated varietal flavors and a subtle underlying power that reflects their mountain origins.