2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Atlas Peak / Napa Valley
The Atlas Peak appellation sits high above the valley floor bordering the east side of Napa Valley. The elevation provides warm days and cooler nights during the growing season. Made up of decomposed volcanic rock, the shallow soils of Atlas Peak’s vineyards help produce small, concentrated berries that provide big tannic structure and a leaner style of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Aromas & Flavors
Vibrant fruit flavors of cherry and ripe blackberry with toasted oak and mocha stand out in the glass. The warm days of Atlas Peak deliver ripe and dried fruit notes of cassis, currants and cherries. The rich tannins, which are the hallmark of Atlas Peak, make for a structured and lean mid-palate. Our winemaker used less new oak for this wine to maintain the delicate fruit character and mid-palate that is evident in the early stages of this wine’s life. While young, this wine is lean and highly structured and over time will broaden, drawing out the flavors on the already lengthy finish.
The Altas Peak appellation sits on a higher elevation which limits the effects of the cool fog coming in from the Pacific Ocean. The soil is volcanic and very porous which allows it to cool down quickly despite the increased sunlight. The significant diurnal temperature variation contributes to the balance of acidity that grapes from Atlas Peak vineyards are known to have.
- Alcohol 14%
- pH 3.75
- TA 0.55 (g/100ml)
- Barrel Aging Barrel aged for 18 months
- Cooperage 25% New Oak, French and American
- Harvest Date Hand harvested on 10.11.16
- Release Date July 2, 2019
- Aging Potential 10+ years
- Cases Produced 100
- Vineyard Elevation 1227 ft.