It’s always exciting to see a winery launch a new wine and for Acumen, this is their first ever Cabernet Franc. True, they have grown and used Franc for years, just not as its own bottling. This offers tight, dusty tannins supported by a mélange of dark red and black berry fruits. There is an earthy core with light black tea leaves, cigar notes and pomegranate. The oak program is evident (60% new French oak was used) but not overwhelming. Comprised mainly of Cabernet Franc, there are small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot added in to finesse this already lovely wine. Suggested decanting is the best idea to have this at its optimum, maybe two hours, and save a glass or two for the following day as it softens immensely, and the fruit brightens a little. 125 cases. ORIGIN: Atlas Peak, Napa Valley. ALCOHOL: 14.5%

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