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Monday, January 07, 2008

2004 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2004 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon shows impressive aromas of black currant, spice, pepper, dust, chalk, and raspberry. I really love when a Napa Cab displays true and distinctive aromas that describe the location where the fruit was harvested from. This is obviously mountain fruit and the aromas and structure of the wine tell the story for you. Powerful flavors of dark black fruits combined with a dusty raspberry character and loads of firm but gracious tannin are what make this effort uniquely Napa mountain wine. I believe for the price tag this wine is a steal and would age well in your cellar for 5-10 years. I score the wine 91 points.

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john e poplin said...
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john e poplin said...

I cannot believe you rated this 91 pts and Duckhorn Napa Merlot only 88....are you for real? What are your credentials?

bacchus said...

I taste thousands of wines a year, those are my credentials and Duckhorn Merlot is a vastly over rated wine that has lost all it's prestige. When Duckhorn lost Tom Rinaldi, they lost there soul. Atas Peak is where it's at when talking about a great value. I would much rather drink this wine than Duckhorn and especially when the price suggests I could buy two bottles of Atlas instead of one DHM.

Anonymous said...

I'm interested in Atlas Peak's wines, but i hesitate to buy them because they've recieved terrible reviews in wine spectator (2003 vintage - the latest they have). Ratings like that often indicate some kind of contamination...

any thoughts?
thanks

 
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