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Atlas Peak AVA Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Overview

This 2018 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.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The mountain top fruit, sourced from the Atlas Peak, AVA, vineyards including the famed Stagecoach vineyards provide the grapes for this wine. Atlas Peak AVA, with its rocky, volcanic soil, basaltic red in color and shallow soil on steep slopes provides the unique growing circumstances for grapes to become the highest quality. Aged in French Oak barrels for 30 months, of which 40% of these are new barrels.

Interesting Facts
The inspiration behind the label is all about Greek mythology. Atlas was a Titan condemned to hold up the heavens or the sky for eternity. Atlas also played a role in the myths of two of the greatest Greek heroes, Heracles (known as Hercules in Roman mythology) and Perseus. According to Greek legend, Atlas stood at the ends of the earth.


Serving Hints
This wine is delicious paired with filet mignon, rack of lamb, bold cheeses such as aged cheddar and portobella mushrooms. This is also a delicious wine to enjoy with chocolate truffles.


Producer: Atlas Peak
Region: Atlas Peak AVA
Country: United States
Wine Composition: 90% Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petite Verdot
Alcohol: 14.5 %
Total Acidity: 5.99 G/L
Residual Sugar: 0.53 G/L
pH: 3.60

Press Highlights

2019: 94 Pts 'Cellar Selection' - Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2022
2019: 92 Pts - Jammes Suckling, Sept 2022
2018: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Jan 2022


 
 
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