Stunning garnet hues at the core of this dense, bouncy wine, with a ring of fine ruby at the edges. After swirling this wine, round after round of tall, skinny tears meander slowly down the glass wall.
Blackberry, black cherry, spice box, cigar leaf, cedar, cassis, sandalwood incense, chocolate covered cherry, and toasty oak abound.
Blackberry reduction, young cherry, cigar box, baker's chocolate, raspberry, Alpine strawberry, vanilla, and toasted cedar.
Impressive tannin at first. Gradually, as flavors fade, the palate is left with a dry, softly grippy feel all across the palate. Be sure to decant this wine for best results. That, or swirl and sip your way slowly through this elegant treat.
Enjoy with a nice marbled tri-tip, with a simple garlic, salt & pepper rub, grilled to perfection and served nice and rare. If you have a smoker, hang a tri-tip on it and smoke over applewood - and serve with chimichurri.
What the experts says
Today's Atlas Peak Wines 2016 Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon was an instant hit with our panel of wine experts. This wine is a classic mountain cabernet sauvignon from the Napa Valley—and one of Napa's finest cabernet houses.
Fruit, earth, and spice abound in this heady wine. Rich, focused aromas of blackberry, black cherry, spice box, cigar leaf, cedar, cassis, sandalwood incense, chocolate-covered cherry, and toasty oak abound. Bold flavors rush onto the palate, delivering a mouth-coating abundance of delectable notes of blackberry reduction, young cherry, cigar box, baker’s chocolate, raspberry, alpine strawberry, vanilla, and toasted cedar.Read more
What the winery says
Some of the world’s best vineyards dot the hillsides, mountaintops, and lowlands of the Napa Valley. We source our blend from multiple sites throughout the valley obtaining rich ripe fruit from up-valley near Calistoga, structure, and length from the famous ‘Rutherford dust’, texture from Oakville, deep concentration from the famed Atlas Peak and elegance and refinement from Spring Mountain.