Atlas Peak Vineyards

(707) 285-1448 3700 Soda Canyon Rd
Napa, CA 94558
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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. – Description from mriskic

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  • Zinfandel

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

  • Sangiovese

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • The Ruffino virtual tasting was perfectly timed to synch up with two great bicycle races in Italy.  The Strade Bianchi and Tirreno-Adriatico both cut through Tuscany, which is one of my favorite Italian wine regions.The most recent Lucha Vino match honors the Strade Bianchi, a fabulous one day race that incorporates 10 sections of white dirt roa... Read More

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  • No, I don't believe it is the same guy - based on this:Antinori responded to the inflation of the 1980s and 1990s with a frantic programme of investment in wineries and vineyards, most notably the Atlas Peak winery in California in 1985, and 325 hectares around Badia a Passignano in 1987. They also expanded into Piedmont and set up a joint ventu... Read More

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  • Made a trip to Pahrump Nevada today to play a round of golf with my friends at Mountain Falls GC. Amazing course! Rated #1 in Nevada and the #7 public course in America. Who would have thought a course that nice could be located smack dab in the middle of basically no-mans land.Because the trip is 45 minutes from Vegas, I decided to visit the wi... Read More

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  • Atlas Peak Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2007

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    Although a 2007, this gift from a dear friend was still quite young. Another 5 to 10 years this well crafted Spring Mountain selection could last. Bold tannins on the front, but as the wine opened. tannins soften with luscious layers of dark fruit. Enhanced our evening meal delightfully. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Not content with sporting on the epic beards in all of winedom, Dezel is also a prolific writer whose wine notes we look forward to, along with the close-ups of birds that are another of Dezel’s passions!  As we learn more about our wine friends we learn more about their palate, their approach to wine, and their preferences.  It’s a fascinating ... Read More

    From the article Getting to Know Dezel Quillen


  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: our origins and future in a single glance I am going to create a winery in Los Angeles, on the banks of the Los Angeles river, on the edge of what was once the greatest grape growing region in the whole country. I aim to have this winery up and running by harvest 2015. I have made great progress already and will devote much ... Read More

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  • Erba Mountainside Vineyards Merlot Atlas Peak 2004

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    Amazing! Maybe the best Merlot I've ever had the pleasure of drinking. Full bodied with layers of structured fruit. A wonderful nose and a deep dark color. The wine almost bleeds in the glass....you can clearly see the legs on this wine even while it on the table and in he glass. This drinks like a $50-75 Merlot easily! Just a beautiful Merlo... Read More

    Wine review by Stallion


  • Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak 2008

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    Mmmmmmm. I love napa cabs. I wish I had more money to buy them. Read More

    Wine review by dabriza


  • While traveling through Napa Valley last month I noticed that all the Vineyards I visited had roses planted around their crops. They're planted and watched closely for any early signs of infestation on the land. They monitor the Roses closely and upon early signs of problems, protective measures are taken to make sure the grape vines receive a s... Read More

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  • In 2004, the movie Sideways put a major dent in California Merlot sales when Miles uttered the immortal words “I am not drinking fucking Merlot!” At that point there were a lot of ripe, insipid Merlots on the market—many grown in areas that were too hot for the grape to ripen slowly, gaining full physiological maturity—so Miles’ sentiments reson... Read More

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  • Joined their wine club back in June, but have not heard anything yet. Eager to get our first shipment.

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