Atlas Peak Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Price: $85.00 $48.99
Save $36.01 (42%)
Item No. 127319
  • WE93
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: 14.5%

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%.

Winemaker's 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.

Critical Acclaim

"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.
Cellar Selection"
93 Points

Learn About Atlas Peak Map ItMap It

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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