Atlas Peak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 92850
  • WE91
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.

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Winemaker's Notes

The quintessential Napa Valley Mountain Vineyard blend, grapes for this wine come from Atlas Peak, Mt. Veeder, Spring Mountain and Howell Mountain. As harvest approaches, Atlas Peak's winemaking duo walks the vineyards – picking at full ripeness. Grapes are harvested by hand and delivered in 1/2-ton bins.

After destemming, the berries are again hand sorted to ensure only berries reach the fermentation tank. The grapes are fermented in small lots to capture the essence of each vineyard site. Grapes are cold soaked for up to 2 days before fermentation, and maceration is extended up to 30 days to extract maximum color and flavor.

Drawing from each mountain site, the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is rich with ripe dark fruits and blueberries, overlaid by subtle vanilla bean aromas. Well structured, with supple tannins.

"A beautiful Cabernet that shows a firm structure of acids and tannins, with perfectly ripened fruit that seduces the palate but doesn't go overboard. Floods the mouth with black currants, black cherry pie filling and cedar flavors, but stays firmly dry and balanced. Now through 2012." 91 Points
Wine Enthusiast
February 2009

"Impressive in its mix of perfectly cast fruit, inviting notes of complexity from minerals to loamy soils to hints of dark chocolate, this full-bodied wine is both supple and solid on the palate, and its lengthy flavors of cassis, cola, ripe cherries, fudge and dried wild flowers follow through handsomely. Tannin and acid tighten the wine in the finish and encourage four to eight years of quiet cellar aging." 91 Points
Connoisseur's Guide to California Wine

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John Kidd - Issaquah, WA (read all my reviews)

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(9/27/2010)
well my comments apply to the 2003 which we just drank, took bout 2 hours to properly breathe but was quit good then, would buy it again
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Atlas Peak was established in 1987. Over time it became clear that Atlas Peak's most valuable hidden resource was literally underfoot: the elevation of its vineyards. The grapes growing at high elevation, and above the natural fog line, experience much lower daytime temperatures than those on the valley floor, allowing the grapes to stay cool while gaining maximum sun exposure. As...

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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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