Atlas Peak Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
The Atlas Peak brand is dedicated to the production of Napa Valley wines that showcase the best of this prestigious region. This Claret is an intricate blend of cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot, merlot, malbec, and cabernet franc sourced from the historic Atlas Peak Vineyard nestled high above the Napa Valley.
The cornerstone mountain vineyard sources behind the Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon wines. These high-elevation appellations frame the Napa Valley and provide ideal growing conditions for bold, complex, and intense wines. The wine went through primary fermentation at 85 degrees F in 100% stainless steel followed by full malolactic fermentation. It was then racked into a combination of new (90%) and three-year-old 60-gallon French oak barrels (10%), where it spent 18 months before bottling. An extended maceration period of 40 days bestowed the wine with brilliant color, tannin and substance.