The nose shows lovely rosehip, black cherry and black currant, with deep wood and vanilla spice. The wine has flavors of bing cherry and black fruits with a delicacy and finesse that is appealing and reminiscent of the structure and elegance of a great Bordeaux. The full fruit finish, supple, weighty tannins and long finish add to the complexity of this wine.
This is a fabulous wine, especially for the price! The mountain fruit is concentrated and rich. I get a lot of boysenberry, black cherry, plum, etc... The balance is excellent! So many Napa Valley cabs are much too fruit forward (for my taste)and lack acidity. I prefer this Atlas Peak over many others that are over twice the price! This rich and balanced wine pairs beautifully with food, especially a steak.
Big & Bold
One of my favorite cabs. Great for the price.
Smooth & Supple
Very good, smooth. Hard to beat it for the price.