2018 Atlas Peak AVA Cabernet Sauvignon

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2018 Atlas Peak AVA Cabernet Sauvignon

Atlas Peak
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This Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon from Atlas Peak AVA is stunning, displaying deep garnet color and immediately catches the eye as you pour it into the glass. With well-married intense aromas of blackberry, dark fruit and hints of rich toasted walnut reach out of the glass beckoning for a taste. The flavors mimic the aromas exploding on the palate with the structure and weight one would expect to find from hillside Cabernet but especially from this premium vineyard on the eastern slope of Napa Valley. The tannins are more sufficient to allow this wine to age for many years, but restrained enough to enjoy now.

James Suckling (92 Points):

“Notes of ripe cassis, blackberries, currant bush and baking spices. Full-bodied with layers of polished
tannins, deep fruit and crushed stones. Balanced, with a solid tannin texture.”

The Atlas Peak appellation sits high in the Vaca Mountain range, on the eastern side of Napa Valley. Atlas Peak (the winery) was established in 1987, five years before the Atlas Peak AVA became official. Atlas Peak knew that their terroir was something special. The AVA boasted high altitudes (2,663 feet, no less), well-drained soils and a particular climate uniquely suited to producing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa’s flagship variety.

The wines are named after the peak, of course, but also for the mythological Greek figure, Atlas, whose lot in life was to have the weight of the world on his back. Though fictional, there’s something to the name. The image of Atlas is an apt metaphor for Atlas Peak American Super Tuscan and Cabernets, which are fleshy and weighty, just like the world on Atlas’ shoulders.

Derek Irwin, the new winemaker for Atlas Peak, is committed to carrying on the traditions that have anchored it as one of Napa’s leading wineries, while also securing sourcing from esteemed long-term grower partners. Derek started his wine career in 1994 after graduating from UC Davis. He has consulted for wineries in various California wine regions.

Acidity: 5.99 g/l
Sugar: 0.53 g/l
PH: 3.6
Alcohol content: 14.5%

Vintage: 2018

Style: Red Wine

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Napa Valley

Winemaker: Atlas Peak

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