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2014 Acumen Cabernet Sauvignon "Peak"

Acumen 2014 Peak Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Acumen

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Peak"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec & 1% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Atlas Peak

State or country: CA

Price: $215

Cases produced: 567

KWG Score: 95 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (95)

Review date: May 11, 2024

Wine Review: This library selection Cabernet Sauvignon from Acumen is slightly opaque and dark garnet colored. It opens with a very attractive cedar and black cherry bouquet with hints of cocoa and blueberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with integrated medium acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, super smooth, seamless, and quite expressive for an aged wine. The flavor profile is a tasty cedar infused cherry blend with notes of graphite and cassis. We also detected some hints of black tea and gentle licorice as well. The finish is dry, and its polished and refined tannins are nicely sustained. This wine is drinking very well right now. The Tasting Panel suggest pairing this Cab with beef wellington. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Whenever we taste through our wines, we always find echoes of the local fruits, plants, rocks, and soil that surround us, the deep and personal expression of our terroir. For the 2014 vintage there are aromas and fruit flavors of the wild fennel, black cherries, and fresh mountain blueberries that grow on the hillsides. The rugged landscape of our vineyards is reflected in the savory flavors of sweet earth, flint, and the native chaparral. The concentration, deep complexity and inherently powerful structure of the PEAK wines reflect our unique growing conditions at high elevation, with longer growing days at slightly cooler temperatures. The extremely long and pure finish shows hints of Tahitian vanilla, black licorice, and rich drinking chocolate, leading to notes of pencil shavings and wet rocks inspiring quiet images of our rocky creek beds. With a compelling balance of complex flavors framed by ripe, mouth-coating tannins, we feel the 2014 PEAK Cabernet Sauvignon will continue to evolve beautifully for the next 20+ years.

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