Our 2016 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon came to us by way of a unique set of circumstances. In October of 2017, wildfires burned all around Napa and Sonoma, taking with it many homes and businesses. This winery was one of them. Fortunately, no one associated with the winery was injured, but instead of rebuilding, the owners decided to sell their assets and close the business. That's when we got a call. We tasted this and thought it would fit perfectly in our lineup.
The wine was bottled in April of 2019 after aging twenty months in 100% new French oak.
This wine is one of the most interesting Cabs we have ever produced with a dense, rich, inky purple-colored wine that offers earthy almost charcoal ember-like notes with plenty of blackberry and cassis. This is a substantial, full throttle, full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon built for long term cellaring and should easily last 25+ years in the bottle.
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
The previous vintages of this wine sold at the winery for $125+ per bottle!
Recommended Food Pairings: Roast and grilled beef, lamb, game and fowl; aged cheeses