100 Point Winemaker’s next Hot Cabernet

Eric Yuan purchased 116 acres on Atlas Peak next door to Pahlmeyer, Au Sommet, Stagecoach and other great vineyards. Like their neighbors on Pritchard Hill and in Oakville, the vines are planted in the prized red and iron-rich volcanic soils that have become the benchmark for Napa Valley’s finest wines.  Add 100 Point Winemaker Denis Malbec (Kapcsandy, Blankiet, Latour, etc) and Top Viticulturist Steve Matthiasson to the fold and you have another winning team!

Acumen 2010 Cabernet Estate 
Retail 65.00 – GGWC 59.99 ~ FREE SHIPPING on 6
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Deep aromas of violets and lilacs, with flavors of cassis and licorice, spiced with a soupçon of hay, candied orange peels and hint of nutmeg. With a magnificent frame of ripe, mouth-coating tannins, a great level of energy, firm body and textural elegance this terroir specific, very food-friendly, and well-balanced Cabernet Sauvignon will reward cellaring and be long-lived. 430 cases produced.

Winemaker Denis Malbec Notes: “In 2010 wines produced from our estate are wines of precision and purity, full of character, well-balanced, reflecting the vintage’s long and cool growing season with moderate temperatures and extended ripening during the fall. 2010 was one of the coolest growing seasons I experienced in Napa, but remembering my years of winemaking at Chateau Latour, our vineyard crews did not excessively de-leaf during the summer, preventing crop damage due to sunburn and dehydration during the heat waves of August and September. As a result, we crafted very expressive and harmonious wines with a high level of refinement and ripe tannins.”

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