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Atlas Peak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Overview

This 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from is complex and displays an intensity of aromas in the glass. The flavors are so well integrated that it is difficult to identify specific characters but there are hints of dark berries and cocoa powder. The fruit in the aromas and flavors shows a rich maturity without any overripe characters that would distract from the fruit. This big, well structured Cabernet has a lively, balanced mouthfeel and texture.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The Cabernet in this wine is sourced from a few of the top vineyards in Napa Valley, known for excellent Cabernet. It also has a small percentage of Merlot from the well esteemed Howell Mtn. Vineyard. Aged for 30 months in French Oak of which 40% is new oak.

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
Serve this wine with steak, grilled burgers, bold cheeses such as Gorgonzola. This is also a delicious wine to pair with chocolate, blackberry or raspberry desserts.


Producer: Atlas Peak
Region: Atlas Peak 
Country: United States
Wine Composition: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
Alcohol: 14.4 %
Total Acidity: 6.19 G/L
Residual Sugar: 0.46 G/L
pH: 3.51

Press Highlights

2018: 90 Pts One of the Year's Best Cabernet Sauvignons - Wine & Spirits, Dec 2021

 
 
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