Atticus John Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

The source is a very well known high end Cabernet producer near St Helena. Almost 32 barrels were blended with no fining, no filtration and one final racking to bottle. The story of the legend of Atticus John was told to us by an old farmer in Napa almost 2 years ago - That he had a several dozen large dogs and lived in the hills of Napa at the turn of the 20th century as a homme sauvage living off the land. It sounded genuine enough to capture and use for the name of this wine.

Region: USA » California » Napa » St. Helena

Vintages


+ Vintage
Winery: Atticus  
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
3.4636842105263 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add

Member Reviews for Atticus John Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena

Add your review
Snooth User: hieronim
68516924
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/26/2010

This wine is something special. I frequently buy this cab at my local store (which I don't see listed on this site. Hoosick St Wine in Troy, NY) for around $24 and its better than many $60 wines I've had. Everyone I've let try it has gone and gotten their own bottle. If you love big Napa cabs at a Sonoma price give this bad boy a shot. He won't let you down!


Snooth User: KevinGordon
1997136
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 06/16/2009

I have never paid $48 for a bottle of wine in a restaurant before now. I was attracted to this wine by the wine menu in Abigail's Grill and Wine Bar in Simsbury CT. I must say that I was thoroughly pleased. I do not have the educated palate, but usually order merlots and cabernets. This wine struck a fine balance - not too heavy, a great after-taste. Now I have to find where to buy it. I see that only 929 cases were produced, so I will get on my pony quickly to find it.


Snooth User: deliajl
3196557
2.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/02/2009

After all the hype of this drinking like a $70 cult wine, a friend and I bought a few bottles at Stew's in Norwalk, CT for $22. We are both big CA cab lovers, and were both thoroughly unimpressed. Sweet, almost to the point of being cloying. Very little in the way of mouthfeel, and the finish was imperceptable. Think I'll use it to make veal marsala.


Snooth User: ktam12
11818942
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/25/2009

this wine is delicious. drinks at 3-4x its price point easily. accessible now, round tannins, well-balanced, full-bodied and will likely improve with age. chewy texture with aromas of blackberries, plum and coffee. on the palate, fruity with nice flavors of mocha. incredible deal, purchased a case on sale ... according to the wineshop, this wine was relabeled under Atticus John since the cult winemaker had too much wine to sell at $100 given the current economic environment. a limited production cult cab disguised as a <$30 wine? get it while its still around...


Snooth User: westhamfan
1356218
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/12/2009

Good lord, this is one good wine. The story I hear is that a high end CA producer is making this wine for half of what their "regular" bottlings sell for. I may not have the best palate in the world, but this wine would be a knockout at $50. It even has an earthiness that would make a Bordeaux drinker smile. My only worry is that the price will rise after people are hooked on it. Screw the economy. Buy a case like I did.


Snooth User: Conicus
2454567
0.00 5
Vintage: 2006 10/16/2009

I hear these stories "relabeling" of high end Napa Cabs all the time. Stew Leonards says this one is from Vineyard 29. This is pretty hard to believe. Any truth to these sorts of rumors ore are they all just viral marketing?


3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 05/09/2010

Its not a $70 bottle of wine, but for $22 it is acceptable, people - you get what you pay for.


1 2

External Reviews for Atticus John Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
09/28/2011

A blend of Cabernet with touches of Merlot and Petit Verdot for added fruitiness and complexity. There is a minty freshness on the nose that tells of some time in barrel. The fruit here is sourced from Rutherford and Stag's Leap, resulting a very high-quality wine.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 12/24/2009

A blend of Cabernet with touches of Merlot and Petit Verdot for added fruitiness and complexity. There is a minty freshness on the nose that tells of some time in barrel. The fruit here is sourced from Rutherford and Stag's Leap, resulting a very high quality wine.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2007 11/26/2009

The source is a very well known high end Cabernet producer near St Helena. Almost 32 barrels were blended with no fining, no filtration and one final racking to bottle. The story of the legend of Atticus John was told to us by an old farmer in Napa almost 2 years ago - That he had a several dozen large dogs and lived in the hills of Napa at the turn of the 20th century as a "homme sauvage" living off the land. It sounded genuine enough to capture and use for this wine.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 03/03/2010

Atticus John Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2007 750ML


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2007 04/12/2011

The source is a very well known high end Cabernet producer near St Helena. Almost 32 barrels were blended with no fining, no filtration and one final racking to bottle. The story of the legend of Atti


External Review
Vintage: 2007 10/24/2011

This 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is from one of St Helenas top vineyards and producers, but is labeled as Atticus John Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley because the producer had more wine than the current economy could support at prices closer to $100 a bottle. ** Only 12 in Stock **



All Prices

Shipping to:

The source is a very well known high end Cabernet producer near St Helena. Almost 32 barrels were blended with no fining, no filtration and one final racking to bottle. The story of the legend of Atticus John was told to us by an old farmer in Napa almost 2 years ago - That he had a several dozen large dogs and lived in the hills of Napa at the turn of the 20th century as a homme sauvage living off the land. It sounded genuine enough to capture and use for the name of this wine.

Photos

1 2 3 4

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

  • $15.39
    23%off
    Terroir Al Limit Arbossar Subskription Spanien D.o.c. Priorat Terroir Al Limit Rotwein Trocken Garnacha Und Cariñena Alten Rebstöcken
    Terroir Al Limit Arbossar Subskription Spanien D.o.c. Priorat Terroir Al Limit Rotwein Trocken Garnacha Und Cariñena Alten Rebstöcken 2008
  • $19.00
    27%off
    Stuhlmuller Vineyards Estate Chardonnay
    Stuhlmuller Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2011
See More Deals »

Cabernet Sauvignon Top Lists








Snooth Media Network