Aspire to New Heights
Guided by a team that includes legendary Winemaker Phillip Titus, Acumen is dedicated to creating the next great Napa Valley wine estate. To achieve this goal, Acumen has established an acclaimed estate program that features 116 organically certified acres of vines, spread across two remarkable vineyards on Napa Valley’s famed Atlas Peak. From these coveted grapes, Acumen makes a small portfolio of wines, with a focus on mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Sauvignon Blanc. Taking 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.
Acumen acquired its first vineyard on Atlas Peak in 2012. Originally planted in 1992, the Attelas Vineyard was the original ‘home vineyard’ of famed viticulturist Dr. Jan Krupp. In 2014, Acumen added the renowned Edcora Vineyard to its estate program. 350 feet higher up the mountain, and with a southwestern exposure, Edcora is a warmer site. Together, Attelas and Edcora offer a vibrant tapestry of vineyard blocks, with a focus on exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
“While Atlas Peak is extremely difficult to plant due to its steep slopes and rocky soils, pioneering winegrowers have long known how remarkable it is for winegrowing,” says Phillip Titus. “With its elevation, cool climate and volcanic soils, it is a place where grapes ripen to perfection, while retaining the complex structures and robust tannins that make mountain-grown wines so unique and extraordinary.”
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