Atalon Winery

2011 Pauline's Cuvee

Red Blend

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Apr 28, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$35.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

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Today’s Atalon Winery 2011 Pauline’s Cuvee, on top of being incredibly delicious, has quite the pedigree.

This wine was handcrafted by winemaker Brian Kosi from some of the finest fruit sources in Napa Valley, including the Stagecoach Vineyard on Atlas Peak and the Coombsville Vineyard in the recently designated Coombsville appellation. The quality of the fruit shines through in Pauline’s Cuvee. Highlighted by hints of baked black cherry and California bay leaf, this wine has a perfect balance of complexity and drinkability.

Wine Enthusiast awarded today’s wine 93 Points, but I think a few folks from our tasting panel loved it even more. Don’t wait to score a few bottles (or a case!) of this amazing wine - you won’t be sorry!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark sanguine notes, with flecks of magenta in the heart of the glass.

Smell:

Complex and layered on the nose, with red cherry and sweet plum laid overtop touches of mushroomy earth, fresh spring garden, espresso bean, cedar wood cigar box, and toasted oak spice.

Taste:

Baked black cherry and sweet plum mingle with sweet tobacco leaf, sandalwood, lilac, black peppercorn, and California bay leaf to form a palate of great depth and elegance.

Finish:

At once very approachable and easy drinking, this beautifully elegant wine finishes with layered complexity and bold flavors.

Pairing:

Roast duck breast in a plum balsamic reduction.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Brian Kosi
Accolades
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Appellation
Napa Valley, California
Vineyard
Stagecoach Vineyard (Atlas Peak), Coombsville Vineyard (Coombsville)
Fruit Variety
63% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Franc, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV
14.5%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Apr 28, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$35.00
Avg. Price
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