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Atlas Peak Vineyards

Atlas Peak Vineyards Perched in a hanging valley 1500 feet above the valley floor below, the Atlas Peak Vineyards estate is one of the most unique locations in the Napa Valley. Not surprisingly, our wines are equally unique. Sangiovese is our signature varietal. Our Sangiovese vineyard blocks were planted with cuttings from Piero Antinori's vineyards in Tuscany. While Sangiovese is best known as the primary grape in the famous Chianti Classico wines of Italy, here it takes on a decidedly California expression. We also produce Chardonnay, and a Cabernet Sauvignon/Sangiovese blend called Consenso Cabernet Sauvignon. All Atlas Peak Vineyards wines are 100% Estate-grown, which allows us to show off the distinctive qualities of the fruit grown high in Napa Valley's Atlas Peak appellation.

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3700 Soda Canyon Road, Napa, CA, US, 94558 Email: winery@atlaspeak.com
Phone: 707-252-7971 Web: www.atlaspeak.com
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  Atlas Peak Claret
Quite possibly the best Cabernet ever harvested from this property, the 2003 Claret boasts both power and structure. An intricate blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot explode on the palate harboring concentrated fruit flavors of ripe cherry and luxuriant blueberry. The Cabernet is inky, dark, and concentrated exhibiting a lush, rich and bold tannin structure. This 2003 Atlas Peak Claret pairs beautifully with Steak au Poivre served with spinach and roasted potatoes.
  Chardonnay
In the cool mountain climate at the Atlas Peak estate vineyards, the Chardonnay is harvested late in the season, even after the Carneros Region, generally considered to be Napa Valley's coolest growing region. This long, cool growing season creates intensely flavored fruit, which holds its acidity very well. The wine is 100% barrel fermented, and 70-80% of the wine is softened by malolactic fermentation. The firm acid structure of the Atlas Peak fruit allows the wine to maintain an appealing crisp character while benefiting from the round, buttery effects of malolactic. Aging takes place on the lees in new to 2-year-old French oak barrels for about 9 months.
  Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2003 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon holds true to site with its impressive balance and deep coloring. The aromas are a combination of ripe dark fruits. Powerful fruit flavors create a long, lingering finish of rich blueberry on the palate leaving the mouthfeel of firm velvet and generous, but not harsh, tannins. This 2003 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is well suited for lamb steaks with Greek-inspired tomato sauce.
  Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
This 2003 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon is driven by its firm acidity due to the coolness of the elevation. This wine exhibits good structure, shows rich purple color and has briary, brambly flavors of wild blackberries, as well as hints of spice, pepper and herbs like lavender, anise and sage. This 2003 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon matches wonderfully with a coffee and pepper rubbed rib roast served with au gratin potatoes.
  Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon is rich with the flavors of ripe dark fruits and blueberries, surrounded by subtle hints of vanilla bean. The Cabernet is well structured with tannins that are soft and supple. This wine is perfectly suited for a rib eye or T-bone steak cooked to perfection, and is also an excellent match with grilled scallops.
  Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon shows off the power and structure of the vintage. With firm tannins and concentrated fruit flavors of cherry and blueberry, this wine explodes on the palate. Undertones of vanilla and tobacco round out the experience. The tannins and balanced structure of the Atlas Peak 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon are suited to cutting through the richness of well-marbled beef. One to try with the wine is a dry-aged porterhouse steak with tarragon butter.
  Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
The overall growing season climate in Spring Mountain tends to be slightly warmer than other Napa mountain AVAs due to its position in the valley. 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 still substantial) fruit definition, and a suppler mouth feel than the same grapes from other Napa Valley mountain appellations. This 2003 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon shows deep red purple color, lots of soft tannins, wrapped in intensely rich red stone fruit. Try this 2003 Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon with a Spanish lamb ragout with roasted sweet peppers.

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