Atlas Peak Wines

2006 Atlas Peak Claret

Red Blend

California: Napa Valley: Atlas Peak

Offer Expired:Sep 29, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$55.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Beautiful Beast

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.

Tasting Profile

Look:

A robust, inky dark crimson that is just a bit on the foreboding side of the tracks.

Smell:

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.

Taste:

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.

Finish:

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.

Pairing:

A interesting take on a classic dish: Porterhouse Steaks, slowly smoked on the grill with mesquite.

What the Winery Says

Accolades
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast (Previous Vintage)
Appellation
Atlas Peak, Napa Valley
Fruit Variety
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 15% Petit Verdot, 14% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc
ABV
14.2%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Sep 29, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$55.00
Avg. Price
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