Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

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Tonight I cracked open a bottle of 2006 Atlas Peak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, perhaps a rebellious response to so many young cabs (e.g. less t... Read more

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

Opaque purple core with ruby red rim. The nose offers aromas of black currant, licorice, blackberry and spice, complemented by notes of vanilla. Th... Read more

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Snooth User: jtryka
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4.00 5
02/26/2012

Tonight I cracked open a bottle of 2006 Atlas Peak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, perhaps a rebellious response to so many young cabs (e.g. less than 4 years old) I've been drinking lately. The wine is a beautiful deep ruby color, and somewhat opaque. The nose is somewhat earthy, with hints of leather and tobacco, and something else I can't quite wrap my mind around, perhaps licorice? Maybe I should just leave it as a generic "spice" but there is definitely something else there. The taste is surprisingly fruit forward, with strong flavors of cherry, mixed with a hint of cedar and very elegant tannin structure giving it an exquisitely smooth and dry finish. I must admit, for a Napa Valley cab, this wasn't the big, bold, overpowering wine I might have expected. Instead, this is a much more structured and balanced wine that I think will draw out the flavors of the food it accompanies. Tonight, I am pairing this wine with some linguine with red sauce, fresh Italian sausage and sweet red and yellow peppers, and I expect this wine will perfectly accent such a flavor rich dish, particularly once it opens up a bit as I am cooking! Overall, I would rate this wine a solid 4, it might have been higher, but for the price. I got this one from wineshopper.com for a discounted price of just $25, which is still a little steep for today's frugality, but you have to splurge sometimes right?


Snooth User: jayhawkrrr
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4.50 5
12/08/2011

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


External Reviews for Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/17/2011

Opaque purple core with ruby red rim. The nose offers aromas of black currant, licorice, blackberry and spice, complemented by notes of vanilla. The palate is medium bodied and firmly structured with supple tannins and acidity, with a display of es... Jeff Loo. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Source: NapaCabs.com
09/08/2011

The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of ripe dark cherry and blackberry notes with mocha, clove and a hint of vanilla. This wine offers lush, juicy cherry and blueberry flavors. On the palate, sweet vanilla, clove, and a hint of cinnamon are brought forth by the nuances of French oak aging.


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Source: NapaCabs.com
07/07/2011

WE 94pts - Winemaker Notes - Made with full extraction and long skin contact, this wine is made to maximize body and weight while having long silky tannins. The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of ripe dark cherry and blackberry notes with mocha, clove and a hint of vanilla. This wine offers lush, juicy cherry and blueberry flavors. On the palate, sweet vanilla, clove, and a hint of cinnamon are brought forth by the nuances of French oak aging. Seamless with a nice long finish, this wine is very elegant with a fine structure.


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