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Atlas Peak Napa Cabernet 2009

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WineShopper notes

It’s back and still a huge 52% off! We were able to nail down a bit more of the hugely popular Atlas Peak 2009 Cabernet. Unfortunately, we have much less, so time is of the essence. This Napa Valley bottling features fruit from the Atlas Peak home vineyards, blended with small amounts of Cabernet from the other three Napa mountain AVAs (Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder, and Spring Mountain). Consider it a super blend representing Napa's highest elevations. Grab this today at a discount of over 50%!

Winemaker's notes

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.

About Atlas Peak

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 a result, growers up on the mountain can afford to harvest later and pick for flavor with less worry about over ripening and excessive alcohol. No grape develops as well in mountain conditions as Cabernet Sauvignon.

Atlas Peak crafts Napa Valley mountain appellation Cabernet Sauvignon from such prestigious areas as Howell Mountain, Spring Mountain District and Mount Veeder, in addition to Atlas Peak. Atlas Peak’s Cabernet Sauvignon wines are driven by an appreciation of mountain-grown fruit and winemaking techniques that capture the distinct flavors derived from the mountain appellations in which they are grown.