Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 2007 (Napa Valley, California)
Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 2007 (Napa Valley, California)

Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 2007
(Napa Valley, California)

Regular price $52.97

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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:

The 2007 vintage was characterized by a beautiful ripening season. The winter provided little rainfall which led to drier soils and consequently an earlier-than-normal bud-break in March. Overall the season was very mild, allowing extended hang-time to slowly ripen and mature the fruit. A brief heat wave at the end of August spiked day-time sugars but the cooling fog in the afternoons helped to maintain consistent brix levels. Continued stable weather conditions through October favored the vines. As a result: the tannins, sugars and ripeness came into alignment in unison to produce a superior harvest in quality, yield and varietal flavors.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast (2006 Vintage):
"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)