Atlas Peak Wines

2008 Atlas Peak Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc

California: Napa Valley: Atlas Peak

Offer Expired:Apr 03, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$55.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

The Bold and the Brooding

Today’s Atlas Peak Wines 2008 Atlas Peak Cabernet Franc marks a welcome return to Atlas Peak, who has long been known for their excellent high-elevation Cabernet Sauvignons. We are more than happy to report that their Cab Franc is equally delicious!

Super concentrated, this wine benefits greatly from decanting. After the wine is given a chance to breathe, the flavors almost jump out of the glass. A delightful balance of lush fruit, sweet earth, and subtle spice, today’s wine is a Cab Franc lover’s dream. Our tasting panel couldn’t stop raving about this wine, and were incredibly excited to try it alongside a perfectly grilled steak.

Our fearless leader Agent Red is a huge Cab Franc fan, and he gave today’s wine a resounding two-thumbs up. Be sure to stock up on this gem!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Midnight scarlet at the center of the glass, with just a hint of a lighter ruby at the fringe.

Smell:

An aromatic blend of fruit and earth, with fresh red fruit notes of raspberry and dark cherry balanced against sweet tobacco leaf, coffee bean, fresh forest floor, rosemary, and thyme.

Taste:

Bold and concentrated on the palate, with raspberry, blackberry, and sweet plum laid overtop saddle leather, soft caramel, espresso bean, fresh berry bramble, and toasted oaky spice.

Finish:

Best decanted, this wine has a lovely touch of velvety tannin in the front of the mouth, quickly trailed by layers of lush and complex flavors.

Pairing:

A well-aged New York Strip, grilled simply, served alongside roasted red potatoes.

What the Winery Says

Appellation
Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, California
Fruit Variety
93% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Case Production
36 Cases
ABV
14.5%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Apr 03, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$55.00
Avg. Price
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