Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 2005 (Napa Valley, California) - [WE 95]

Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 2005
(Napa Valley, California) - [WE 95]


Regular price $47.97
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About the Winery:

The Atlas Peak appellation sits high in the Vaca Mountain range, on the eastern side of Napa Valley. Atlas Peak (the winery) was established in 1987, five years before the Atlas Peak AVA became official. Atlas Peak knew that their terroir was something special. The AVA boasted high altitudes (2,663 feet, no less), well-drained soils and a particular climate uniquely suited to producing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa’s flagship variety.

The wines are named after the peak, of course, but also for the mythological Greek figure, Atlas, whose lot in life was to have the weight of the world on his back. Though fictional, there’s something to the name. The image of Atlas is an apt metaphor for Atlas Peak American Super Tuscan and Cabernets, which are fleshy and weighty, just like the world on Atlas’ shoulders.

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"A big, firm, tannic wine, dry and full-bodied, and packed with ripe, sweet fruit. Shows the purest expression of black currants, cassis, blackberries, blueberries, chocolate and sweet, smoky sandalwood. Very classic and elegant, with great power and authority. But this voluptuous wine needs time. Just 536 cases were produced." (December 2009)