Atlas Peak Wines
2007 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District
Today marks the long-anticipated return of one of our most popular brands, Atlas Peak Wines. And boy, did we win big with their extraordinary 2007 Atlas Peak Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is simply extraordinary - and very, very elegant.
This fantastic wine - from the most important vintage in the last decade - is loaded with rich flavors and heady aromas. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied but balanced and quite elegant. What about the finish? It lasts forever!
This wine is a ready-to-drink delight that will continue to age elegantly for the next several years. Be careful, though. We think that once you taste your first bottle, you won’t be able to resist drinking the rest.
Decant this very highly recommended wine for best results.
Deep, nearly opaque plum from core to rim, with only a slight lightening to ruby at the fringe. This wine trails beautifully down the glass after a swirl.
Big, bold, powerful notes of dark fruit, highlighted by reduced blackberry, black cherry, and plum. The fruit interplays wonderfully with aromas of sweet tobacco, aged cigar box, allspice, clove, and dark chocolate.
Elegant and warm, leading with inviting fruit flavors of stewed black currant, blackberry, and blueberry laid atop a foundation of sweet cedar wood, fresh forest floor, espresso bean, rosemary, and a subtle hint of pomegranate herbal tea.
Absolutely wonderfully balanced, with concentrated flavors that are not in the least bit overpowering. Subtle, velvety tannins lead to an enduring, rewarding finish, with just a hint of spice at the back of the palate.
This velvet smooth wine would be superb with a nice rare filet mignon, with garlic and black pepper rub.
What the Winery Says
The sheer concentration of this mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is inviting. The aromatics draw you in to explore the depths of this well-proportioned, opulent offering. Dominated by red berry fruit on both the nose and palate and displaying the lush fruit and intensity of mountain grown Cabernet Sauvignon, our Spring Mountain bottling offers all the hallmarks of this distinctive appellation.
This wine keeps a beautiful balance of fruit/herb/earth notes, making it wonderfully accessible, in spite of its concentration. The tannins are supple but focused, and a subtle brown spice caps off the persistent finish.
- Previous vintage received 93 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine
- Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
- Varietal Composition
- 97.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Petit Verdot, 0.1% Malbec, 0.018% Merlot
- 22 months in 100% French oak
- Bottling Date
- August 2009
- 429 cases
About the Winery
Atlas Peak. Howell Mountain. Spring Mountain. Mount Veeder. The cornerstone mountain vineyard sources behind the Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon wines.
These high-elevation appellations frame the Napa Valley and provide ideal growing conditions for bold, complex and intense wines.Our goal at Atlas Peak is to create wines that distinctly reflect their origin. The mountain series from Atlas Peak explores the diversity of the Napa Valley region at an entirely different level. Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is known for its lush, full-bodied character with big, bold tannins, and deep, concentrated color.
Winemaker Darren Procsal
One of Darren’s primary objectives is to get the purest possible expression of his mountain fruit without contamination or undue manipulation. “It is always my goal to bottle Atlas Peak wines without having to filter,” he says. “In the simplest terms, if we can take the wine straight from barrel to bottle, we have done our job.”
His fervor for technical precision and demanding palate guarantee the making of superior appellation wine.