2010 Atlas Peak, Napa Valley Meritage
Editors' Choice by Wine Enthusiast Magazine; Recommended by Reverse Wine Snob.
On the nose, pretty raspberry notes dance upon a wild and loamy black fruit core. Subtle notes of exotic spice. Gracefully refined tannins infused with pretty red fruit flavors that linger endlessly on the palate.
Style: Medium, Fruity
Flavors: Raspberry, Spice
The Atlas Peak appellation can be demanding with its high elevation, thin soils, and rocky outcrops. Yet those who see beyond its challenges are rewarded with a mountain-influenced climate with cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers. Atlas Peak is sunny. Yet, night-time temperatures drop, making it a perfect combination for growing grapes with good sugars and acid.