Atalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 101985
  • RP89
  • ST88
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.7%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Our Cabernet Sauvignon offers a wonderful balance of flavors grown on various different sites throughout the Napa Valley. The wine offers dense and opulent flavors of ripe cherries, black cassis, cedar and vanilla.

Critical Acclaim

"Made in a similar style, the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa displays a deep ruby/purple hue as well as an elegant bouquet of licorice, new saddle leather, toasty oak, and black currants. Low acidity, velvety tannin, and a medium-bodied, elegant style suggest consumption over the next 10-12 years. "
89 Points

"Good ruby-red. Enticing aromas of black raspberry, graphite, minerals and flowers. Sweet and moderately dense, with a juicy quality to the black raspberry flavor. Finishes with a bit of unabsorbed acidity. "
88 Points

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Learn About Atalon Map ItMap It

The soul of the Atalon story is a ghost winery dating back to 1888. Built by General W.S. Keyes, the white-stone building atop Howell Mountain claims a stake in Napa Valley viticultural lore. At the turn of the twentieth century, General Keyes was producing wines considered to be among the best in Napa County from this old landmark. The famed Howell Mountain property was acquired...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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