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Acumen 2015 Mountainside Red


2015 Bordeaux Style Blend
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Napa Valley, CA


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When you purchase a case (12 bottles) of the 2015 Mountainside Red, you'll not only receive a wine key with your order ($35 value), but an invitation to join the winery at their tasting room in downtown Napa for a VIP Food and Wine Pairing for 2 guests ($110 value)!
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Acumen 2015 Mountainside Red, Napa Valley, CA

As a point of reference, this vineyard is just a stone’s throw from the renowned Stagecoach Vineyard. These mountainside vineyards are notable for another reason. The 2015 vintage was spared not only the horrific fires that raged all around that year, but also smoke taint that could have flawed this incredible wine. 

An ideal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and the other Bordeaux varietals, a first glance of the vivid medium purple color indicates something special. Note the deeper, more concentrated color towards the center. It opens with delightful sweet fresh berry aromas up front, backed up with notes of earth, anise and lavender. Flavors of plum, blueberry, spice and a hint of caramel are balanced with just the right amount of grip.

Tasting Notes by Denise Cody, Chief Operating Angel
  • Grapes
    61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petite Verdot
  • Region
    Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    1,950 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    10+ Years
Henrik Poulsen
About the Winemaker:
As the executive manager and director of winemaking for Acumen, acclaimed winemaker Henrik Poulsen guides a team dedicated to creating the next great Napa Valley wine estate. With a philosophy deeply rooted in Acumen’s two remarkable estate vineyards, and a winemaking approach that takes its inspiration from the legendary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons of the 1960s and 1970s, Henrik crafts classically structured mountain-grown wines that are recognized for their balance, vineyard-driven complexity and age-worthiness.
About the Vineyard:
Additional Winemaker Notes:
Aged 18 months in French Oak barrels; 72% new
Acumen wines have all been rated 90+ points, including a 100 point score for their 2015 Edcora Cabernet Sauvignon
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Cabernet Sauvignon, typically bold and powerful in style, works well for similar food accompaniments. If paired properly, it can produce a highly memorable dining experience. To compliment its stronger tannins, pair with richer meats like beef steaks, beef and pork roasts, venison, lamb and hamburgers. Also serve with mushroom dishes and meals seasoned with savory herbs and pepper. Experiment with a charcuterie plate including salami, cured meats and cheeses such as aged Gouda and Cheddar, Parmesan and Gruyere.
About the Winery
Acumen Located in the Atlas Peak AVA, Acumen is dedicated to creating the next great Napa Valley wine estate. With an estate featuring 116 acres of organically certified vines, Acumen’s talented team produces a boutique portfolio of estate-grown wines, with a focus on mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. Taking their inspiration from the great Napa Valley Cabernets of the 1960s and 1970s, Acumen’s classically structured wines are recognized for their balance, vineyard-driven complexity and uncommon age-worthiness. Learn more