70% Cabernet, 27% Merlot and 3% Cab Franc.
The late winemaker, Denis Malbec’s, talents are fully showcased in the Acumen Red Wine Mountainside Napa Valley 2012. Layers of black currant, mild spice, mineral, and vanilla aspects, fat and sappy in the mouth, with well disguised tannins underneath. Lavish texture, creamy, well pedigree fruit, elegance on the front, mid palette and finish. This wine isn’t classically Napa Trophy-style ‘big’; Denis’ time at Latour certainly ingrains the wine with polish and a subtle savory layer of complexity and sophistication.