Atlas Peak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon | Red Blend | 90% Cabernet w/Merlot, Cab Franc, Syrah
Deep red in color our Atlas Peak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon expresses notes of red cherry, currants wich licorice on the nose. Robust and full-bodied in addition to supple tannins and dense blackberry fruit. Flavors of mocha, molasses, blueberry, and pepper dominate with back notes of plum and graphite on the finish. Pair with salt-crusted beef tenderloin, classic rib-eye roast, herbed potatoes, simple sautéed mushrooms with chives, hard cheeses.
Napa Cabernet is one of life’s great pleasures. Luscious berry fruit, multi-layered tannins, refined herbal notes and silky texture transport the taster to the incomparable NapaValley. The valley is famous for long-lived red wines such as this that offer wave after wave of drinking pleasure. Through our work with partners throughout the region, we bottle this ‘taste of Napa’ that weaves mountaintop in addition to lower elevation fruit together into an integrated profile of one of the world’s most renowned winegrowing appellations.
90 Points Wilfred Wong of Wine.comThe 2014 Atlas Peak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is bright and fresh. The wine’s lively red currant flavors make it an excellent choice for grilled lamb chops. Drinks well now. (Tasted: November 8, 2016, San Francisco, CA)
About Atlas Peak Cabernet
Atlas Peak established the winery in 1987. Over time it became clear that Atlas Peak’s most valuable hidden resource was literally underfoot: the elevation of its vineyards. The grapes growing at high elevation, and above the natural fog line, experience much lower daytime temperatures than those on the valley floor, allowing the grapes to stay cool while gaining maximum sun exposure. As a result, growers up on the mountain can afford to harvest later and pick for flavor with less worry about over ripening and excessive alcohol. No grape develops as well in mountain conditions as Cabernet Sauvignon.
Atlas Peak crafts Napa Valley mountain appellation Cabernet Sauvignon from such prestigious areas as Howell Mountain, Spring Mountain District and Mount Veeder. In addition to Atlas Peak. Atlas Peak’s Cabernet Sauvignon wines are driven by an appreciation of mountain-grown fruit. Winemaking techniques capture the distinct flavors which are derived from the mountain appellations in which they are grown.