2009 Napa Valley Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon
This Cabernet is an elegant wine with rich,concentrated flavors. It is a luminous purple in the glass. Dense fruit flavors of boysenberry and black currant give way to toffee and black truffle on the long finish. This is a wine you can drink now, but will also age handsomely if laid down for some time.
It is made from 100% estate grown fruit from vineyards planted by the Wulffs adjacent to their home on Atlas Peak in Napa. These rocky, volcanic hillside vineyards sit at a 1350 foot elevation, oriented to the south and west to take full advantage of the daily sun. All vines are close row planted with 3' by 4' spacing, which requires they be completely hand tended---no tractors. Since the roots struggle with the rocky soil as well as their proximity to other vines, these vines produce a smaller yield, but wonderfully concentrated flavors.
Winemaker, Victoria Coleman, has lovingly crafted this wine. It is hand harvested at full ripeness and maturity, cold soaked on skins, gently pressed and then aged for 18 months in 75% new French Oak, primarily from Seguin Moreau, Taransaud and Baron.
In a recent tasting of Atlas Peak offerings by the Piedmont Post wine writer, the LOBO cabernet was called "the cream of the crop" and "an amazing debut."
Only 75 cases were made, so order early.
- Alcohol: 14%
- Appellation: Atlas Peak, Napa Valley
- Wine Type: Red Single Vineyard
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon