Lot 274 | 2005 Napa Valley
Mature aromatics, rich mid-palate, and juicy finish complement a full bodied and balanced texture.
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Dark crimson center mesh with blackberry, cassis, and blueberry. Mature aromatics, rich mid-palate, and juicy finish complement a full bodied and balanced texture. Minerality, structure, and volcanic complexity harmonize in this high elevation wine. Beautifully balanced and integrated, this wine has quietly blossomed over the past few years.
- Napa Valley
- 100% Cabernet
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now and through 2015
- Release Email
This cab comes from a high-end program that has been making great Cabernet for years, so we were lucky to get our hands on some cab this good. We sourced this wine from an $70-per-bottle program out of Atlas Peak. The most valuable aspect of Atlas Peak is its high elevation. Grapes grown at this high elevation, above the natural fog line, experience much lower daytime temperatures than those on the valley floor, allowing the grapes to stay cool while gaining maximum sun exposure. As a result, mountain growers can afford to harvest later and pick for optimal flavor without the risk of overripe fruit and excessive alcohol. While this strategy benefits many varietals, no grape variety develops as well in mountain conditions as Cabernet Sauvignon.