NAPA VALLEY, Calif. – February 28, 2018 – Napa Valley’s Acumen Wine is happy to announce that it has begun a California statewide distribution partnership with Authentic Wine Selections. As Acumen transitions from direct-to-trade distribution in California, Authentic Wine Selections will represent the acclaimed Atlas Peak-based winery throughout the state. To aid in the transition, Acumen has promoted Carlo Mathosian from Southern California sales to western regional sales manager. In this new role, Mathosian will provide continued account relationship continuity in California, while supporting Authentic Wine Selections’ goal of expanding Acumen into new California markets.
“Since our founding in 2012, we have rapidly established a robust sales program, and a reputation as one of Atlas Peak’s benchmark wineries” says Gordon Waggoner, Acumen’s director of sales. “Building on this foundation, we are very excited to take this next step with Authentic Wine Selections, as we continue to expand our reach and fulfill increased demand for our wines across the state. We are equally excited to have Carlo overseeing our sales program throughout the western region. Carlo and the great team at Authentic Wine Selections understand the quality-driven vision and values that guide us in our goal of making the finest wines on Atlas Peak.”
In addition to working with Authentic Wine Selections throughout California, Mathosian will oversee Acumen’s distributor partnerships with Red Rock Wines in Nevada, and The Estates Group in Arizona. Prior to joining Acumen, Mathosian spent eight years as a fine wine sales representative at Regal Wine Company, and four years at American Wines. Mathosian was promoted from his role guiding Southern California sales, where he helped to establish a significant account footprint for Acumen over the past two years.
ABOUT ACUMEN WINE
Acumen was founded by Eric Yuan in 2012, with the goal of making the finest estate-grown wines on Atlas Peak. To achieve this goal, Acumen has established an estate vineyard program spanning two vineyards and 116 planted acres on Atlas Peak. Using grapes from these organically certified estate vineyards, and a handful of other top sites, Acumen crafts a small portfolio of mountain-grown wines, with a focus on Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. In 2017, Acumen opened the Acumen Wine Gallery, a stylish tasting lounge and contemporary art gallery, conveniently located in the heart of downtown Napa. To learn more, visit www.acumenwine.com.
ABOUT AUTHENTIC WINE SELECTIONS
Established in 2013, Authentic Wine Selections represents a global portfolio of wines that are faithful to their origin. Our domestic offerings are small, or micro-production, wines made by accomplished winemakers working with some of the West Coast’s finest vineyards. Most of our selections are sustainable, organic, or Demeter certified biodynamic. As California-wide importers and distributors, we believe that a wine must first be well made, balanced and delicious, irrespective of farming, winemaking philosophy or marketing trends.