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Atlas Peak Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 2006

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Atlas Peak’s most valuable resource is the elevation of its vineyards. Grapes grown on the mountains above Napa Valley, above the natural fog line, experience much lower daytime temperatures than those on the valley floor, allowing the grapes to stay cool while gaining maximum sun exposure. As a result, mountain grapes can be harvested later for optimal flavor without the risk of over ripe fruit and excessive alcohol. And no grape variety develops as well in mountain conditions as Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is a blend of grapes from four mountains; Atlas Peak, Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder and Spring Mountain. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the grapes are hand harvested and then carefully sorted at the winery. Each lot is vinified separately with extended maceration and then aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 15 months. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this wine 94 points and an Editors Choice saying “What a great wine for the price. It’s made from various Napa mountain vineyards, and shows concentrated blackberry and black currant flavors, wrapped into superfine Napa tannins that go down with silky smoothness. Not cheap, but the price is a bargain compared to super expensive Napa Cabs. At nearly 6,000 cases produced, it’s a steal.” Limited!

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Atlas Peak Vineyards:
Located in a sweeping uplifted valley, high in the eastern hills of the Vaca Range, the Atlas Peak appellation is the anchor of the Atlas Peak Mountain Cabernet Series. We are blessed with lots of sunshine and cooler days. Temperatures drop very quickly from their daytime highs, and night-time temperatures are only slightly higher than those in Yountville, due west of the appellation. Virtually... Read more
Located in a sweeping uplifted valley, high in the eastern hills of the Vaca Range, the Atlas Peak appellation is the anchor of the Atlas Peak Mountain Cabernet Series. We are blessed with lots of sunshine and cooler days. Temperatures drop very quickly from their daytime highs, and night-time temperatures are only slightly higher than those in Yountville, due west of the appellation. Virtually all of the Atlas Peak’s vineyards receive full sunlight throughout the day, with cooling afternoon winds from the San Francisco Bay. Atlas Peak’s soils are well-drained and derive from volcanic material. They are dominated by residual upland soils, though valley fill alluvium (mostly gravelly loams) occupies the upper drainage of Milliken Creek and Rector Canyon. Atlas Peak Claret shows power and structure, exploding on the palate to exhibit lush, rich, bold tannins with concentrated fruit flavors of ripe cherry and blueberry. Read less

External Reviews for Atlas Peak Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/10/2011

Atlas Peak’s most valuable resource is the elevation of its vineyards. Grapes grown on the mountains above Napa Valley, above the natural fog line, experience much lower daytime temperatures than those on the valley floor, allowing the grapes to stay cool while gaining maximum sun exposure. As a result, mountain grapes can be harvested later for optimal flavor without the risk of over ripe fruit and excessive alcohol. And no grape variety develops as well in mountain conditions as Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is a blend of grapes from four mountains; Atlas Peak, Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder and Spring Mountain. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the grapes are hand harvested and then carefully sorted at the winery. Each lot is vinified separately with extended maceration and then aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 15 months. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this wine 94 points and an Editors Choice saying “What a great wine for the price. It’s made from various Napa mountain vineyards, and shows concentrated blackberry and black currant flavors, wrapped into superfine Napa tannins that go down with silky smoothness. Not cheap, but the price is a bargain compared to super expensive Napa Cabs. At nearly 6,000 cases produced, it’s a steal.” Limited!


External Review
Vintage: 2004 11/12/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2003 01/17/2009

Wine Enthusiast ReviewThere arent lots of Cabs coming off this mountain but its a pretty good guarantee of quality. This is a tannic young wine, rather dry and astringent now, but it has a huge core of molten cherry and blackberry fruit, with enough balance for the long haul. Hold until 2009, then drink for the next six years or so.



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