Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2006 (Napa Valley, California) - [WE 93]
Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2006 (Napa Valley, California) - [WE 93]

Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2006
(Napa Valley, California) - [WE 93]


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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:

Due to its position in the valley, the overall growing season on Spring Mountain tends to be slightly warmer than other Napa mountain AVAs. These growing conditions provide Spring Mountain with considerable versatility; creating the perfect blend of climate, soils and exposure for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines from Spring Mountain often display more moderate, but substantial, fruit definition, and a suppler mouthfeel than the same grapes from other Napa Valley mountain appellations. This 2006 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon shows deep red purple color and lots of soft tannins, wrapped in intensely rich red stone fruit.

It pairs perfectly with rosemary crusted rack of lamb and grilled asparagus.

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"An old-fashioned Spring Mountain Cabernet, marked by hard tannins and a mountain concentration of primary fruit that makes it too astringent and direct to enjoy now. With massive blackberry, blueberry, cassis, dark chocolate and mineral flavors, it needs time to allow all the parts to conjoin. Give it another six years, at the very least." (December 2011)