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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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  • Merlot

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sangiovese

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • 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...

  • VinRoc Wine Caves

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

  • Levendi Estates Winery

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

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  • Lot 133 Atlas Peak Chardonnay 2008


    an oak bomb of a nose with vanilla, pears, and golden apples. the palate offers more tropical fruit and melons, some honey and butterscotch notes, woodsy finish Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig

  • Lot 133 Atlas Peak Chardonnay 2008


    Roasted nuts with bananas and apples, actually reminds me of Kellogs Sugar Smacks, the cereal with the frog on the box. Also applies to generics. Decent body, kind of sharp, the aftertaste is kind of metallic. Not my favorite, but interesting. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita

  • Lot 133 Atlas Peak Chardonnay 2008


    One swirl and you get springtime -- white flowers, wet pears, soft sugary lemon. On the palate it's a lesson in Chardonnay, in melted butterscotch, in tropical tree fruit & toasty oak. Polished-wood notes cling for a long finish. Read More

    Wine review by Carly Wray

  • Lot 133 Atlas Peak Chardonnay 2008


    Creamy soft banana nose with just a hint of old candy cane. A nice mixture of cream and mint with that signature bruised fruit malolactic fermentation flavor I've grown to love about certain Chards. Good good stuff. Read More

    Wine review by solomania9

  • Atlas Peak Consenso Atlas Peak 1989


    A nice drinking wine after 20 years. I was surprised. Read More

    Wine review by dirkwdeyoung

  • Atlas Peak Winery Claret 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by amgrca

  • Turley Zinfandel Paso Robles 2006


    It has a subtle entry followed by a nice explosion of exotic fruit and silky smooth mouthfeel. The finish is peppery and spice driven. We LOVE this wine. It has the fruit forwardness and the graceful overall composition that drives us to drunkdom... the alcohol level is a little bit high. :)We definitely want to search out some more Turley's. !!... Read More

    Wine review by tony and stephanie

  • Levendi Stagecoach Vineyard Syrah 2005


    This Syrah is quickly becoming my favorite. Dark purple, with a blackberry aroma. On the palate, the ultra-smooth mouthfeel is impressive, and the flavors of berries blend nicely with some hints of spice. No one flavor dominates this wine. Takes a little bit of breathing but then it is excellent drinking. Read More

    Wine review by LeslieM

  • Turley Zinfandel Atlas Peak Mead Ranch 2007


    In my case, this wine was not particularly impressive immediately, but after leaving the bottle open overnight it had improved significantly. Read More

    Wine review by inferno0069

  • Atlas Peak Vineyards Spring Mountain Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003


    this is a good wine but it does not deserve the way high price tag Read More

    Wine review by whiterabbit

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