Atlas Peak Winery Claret 2006

Member Review by WalnutCreekWineGuy:

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

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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

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Vintage: 2005 04/06/2011

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


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 09/20/2009

The usual cab nose. Complex, velvety, smooth. Flat out good wine. Age should improve it more. -Tasted at the winery 9/19/09.


Snooth User: Coastalcorks
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 10/08/2010

Rich dark chocolate with hints of coconut. Well developed with long finish.


Snooth User: amgrca
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 02/12/2010

Five glasses


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Vintage: 2003 01/17/2009

Wine & Spirits ReviewMore akin to a dry Porto than a claret, this dark, luscious red is full of black cherry and dark chocolate flavors. It's big, black and still savory in its richness, powerful enough to match braised oxtail.



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