Our Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested from some of the highest vineyards in the Napa Valley. The higher elevation means cooler daytime temperatures and warmer night time temperatures so these grapes have prolonged hours of growth during the day as compared to the valley floor. All of the Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a single vineyard on red volcanic soils above the fog line.
After harvest, the grapes were fermented on the skins for 38 days. After a native fermentation, the wine was gently pressed, racked and aged for 18 months in a mix of Orion, Seguin Moreau and Demptos French oak barrels, 30% new French Oak. Tightly grained, French oak barrels from forests in the center of France impart their oak on wines slowly for a consistent, well-rounded aging process while yielding subtle oak influences to the Cabernet Sauvignon.
Offers up hillside aromatics of raspberry and black cherry and notes of cedar and vanilla.
It’s a wine with a worldview. Big, bold and balanced tannins from the southern hillside and shallow soils with a touch of warm oak are balanced with notes of blackberry compote and pomegranate coulis.