Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2005 (Napa Valley, California) - [WE 92]

Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2005
(Napa Valley, California) - [WE 92]

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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.

Tasting Notes:

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon shows beautiful depth of color, and aromas of ripe, dark fruit with a touch of sweet vanilla. The wine offers deeper flavors of blueberry on the palate and echoes the lush fruit and vanilla bean essence brought forth by the nuances of French oak aging. This is a well-structured Cabernet with tannins that are soft and supple. This wine would perfectly complement a grilled rib-eye smothered with blue cheese or an herb-roasted rack of lamb.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Just a beautiful Cabernet, limpid and approachable now for the fineness of its tannins, yet ageworthy. Shows a velvety, creamy texture, with complex flavors of blackberries, black currants, chocolate and cedar. Terrific now and for at least the next six years." (December 2009)