Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 2006 (Napa Valley, California) - [WE 92]

Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 2006
(Napa Valley, California) - [WE 92]

Regular price $54.97

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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.

Winemaker Notes:

This 2006 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon is driven by its balanced acidity; due to the coolness of this elevated climate. The wine exhibits good structure, shows rich purple color and has briary, brambly wild blackberry flavors, as well as hints of spice, pepper, and dried lavender, anise and sage. This 2006 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon wonderfully complements a coffee and pepper rubbed rib roast served with au gratin potatoes.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Good for Atlas Peak for holding this Cabernet for more than five years before releasing it. It's still tannic and young, with intense blackberry, blueberry and cassis flavors that are dry and spicy. Showing an elegant mouthfeel, it needs a little more time. Hold until 2015, but it could develop over the next decade." (May 2012)