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The climate of this appellation is unique, partly because its elevation frees it from the fog which blankets the valley below in the afternoon. Also, since it faces west, the region benefits from extended, direct afternoon sunlight. The soils are volcanic and porous, contributing greatly to radiant cooling. The temperature can drop as much as 30°F in the afternoon, allowing grapes to maintain good acidity. Zinfandel is emerging as the best varietal for the appellation’s growing conditions. However, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese are also planted here. Located on the western slope of the Vaca Mountains, northeast of the city of Napa, this AVA has over 1,500 acres of vines in a region of 11,000 acres. Grapes have been grown within the region for well over 100 years. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • VinRoc Wine Caves

    VINROC derives its name from our rock strewn mountain vineyard, where the elevation provides the ...

  • Atlas Peak Vineyards

    Located in a sweeping uplifted valley, high in the eastern hills of the Vaca Range, the Atlas Pea...

  • Downhill Winery

    Frank spent over 20 years operating a cutting edge specialty retail company in the South Bay area...

  • Levendi Estates Winery

    The Greeks claim to have invented wine. We think Napa Valley grapes perfect it. Combining our pro...

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  • Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2006


    Unbelievable napa cab for $20. Big fruit and smooth finish. Competes with a lot of $40 bottles IMO. Read More

    Wine review by jayhawkrrr

  • Coniglio Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak 2005


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    Wine review by koshana

  • Turley Zinfandel Paso Robles 2006


    100 year old vines make for a magnificent Napa Valley Zinfandel. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  •  Dmcker asked for a guided tour of the "True" Sonoma Coast wineries. That ... ...   Whetstone - On Atlas Peak Rd in Napa     Wind Gap - By appointment in Forestville Yeah, that's the short list. Too bad you're not in the area this weekend as the WOW (West of West) Festival is happening in Occidental Most all the producers listed above will be... Read More

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  • Turley Zinfandel Paso Robles 2006


    93 pointsThe nose on this wine is deep and spicy, with an intense herbal tone. Its very pastoral and full of tobacco and cherry notes. Black stone, chocolate, and gun smoke open up on the spin.Beginning with dried fruit and peppered, grilled meat, this wine quickly moves into a dense and spicy combination of dark fruit and firm minerals. This is... Read More

    Wine review by Tyler Worth

  • Cobblestone Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2004


    Wow, this is a massive wine! And yet it did not feel overbearing. Big aromas of toasty oak, blackberries, and currants. After giving it time to open up in the glass, you're greeted with a rich dark fruit medley of crushed black cherries and currants. Tannins are definitely there but very ripe and soft. Long finish. Went great with a rib-eye ... Read More

    Wine review by 842795Matt Walker 842795 Matt Walker

  • Turley Zinfandel Paso Robles 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by Rita R

  • Atlas Peak Winery Claret 2005


    Good fruit but overwhelming tannins, this wine needs cellar time to develop. Likely worth the wait. Read More

    Wine review by WalnutCreekWineGuy

  • Cornerstone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak Stepping Stone 2008


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    Wine review by barisgurerk

  • Cornerstone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak Stepping Stone 2008


    Full-bodied and silky smooth. Absolutely delicious on its own and paired equally well with roast pork and grilled steak. Read More

    Wine review by ffchick

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