Atlas Peak Wines
2006 Atlas Peak Claret
California: Napa Valley: Atlas Peak
Prepare yourself (and your decanter!) for today’s beautiful beast of a wine. Today’s Atlas Peak Wines 2006 Atlas Peak Claret is a robust, inky blend that forced our entire tasting panel to stop, linger, and say wow.
Rich in color, aroma, and flavor, today’s wine is power packed with juicy dark fruit, espresso bean, and sweet tobacco leaf. While it certainly is a powerful wine, it never loses sight of its elegant Napa Valley heart.
Please accept our heartiest recommendation for today’s gem. Remember to give it a chance to breathe and you’ll be rewarded handsomely.
A robust, inky dark crimson that is just a bit on the foreboding side of the tracks.
Voluptuous aromas on this standout Bordeaux-blend. Deep black cherry, blackberry, and sweet plum envelope tobacco leaf, sandalwood, coffee bean, California bay leaf, black peppercorn, and a kiss of toasty oak.
More than fulfills on the promise of the nose, with powerful yet elegant flavors that beautifully cascade across your palate. Rich, juicy dark fruits mingle with sweet tobacco leaf, dark roasted espresso bean, dark chocolate, fresh cedar wood, and black peppercorn.
A beautiful beast of a wine that is best enjoyed after a bit of decanting. Lingering flavors are paired with a rich mouthfeel and fine, velvety tannins.
A interesting take on a classic dish: Porterhouse Steaks, slowly smoked on the grill with mesquite.
What the Winery Says
- 91 Points - Wine Enthusiast (Previous Vintage)
- Atlas Peak, Napa Valley
- Fruit Variety
- 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 15% Petit Verdot, 14% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc