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Au Sommet Atlas Peak 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

The estate vineyards are located at 2100+ feet atop Atlas Peak. The combination of the elevate position and eastern sun-exposure allows them to overcome the challenging weather conditions faced elsewhere in the Napa Valley. The wine is rich, intense and displays noticeable hints of minerality and concentrated dark fruit flavors. The total production of the 2011 vintage from the 45-acre parcel was just under 300 cases of wine.


"Wonderful aromas of blackberries, bark, mushrooms and blackcurrants. Full body, fine tannins and a wonderful finish. Wow. Why wait? Even so, this will age beautifully. Cab with a dash of petit verdot."
- James Suckling, December 2016


"A tight yet soft red with chocolate, blackberry and currant character. Hints of walnuts from the wood. Medium to full body, velvety tannins and a silky-textured finish. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling, December 2016

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Au Sommet comes from well-known Atlas Peak Vineyard at an elevation of 2,100 feet. This is a dense, rich, inky purple-colored wine that offers earthy almost charcoal ember-like notes with plenty of blackberry and cassis fruit. It is youthful and in need of another several years of bottle age as this is a substantial, full-throttle, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon built for long-term cellaring and should easily last a quarter of a century. This is a beauty and should be respected for such. Forget it for another 4-5 years.
- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #222, December 2015

"Slow to reveal itself, the 2013 Au Sommet Elev 2100 Ft. is a dark, mysterious wine. Black cherry, plum, savory herbs, smoke, cloves, menthol and tobacco flesh out in an ample, broad wine endowed with more than enough depth to support a number of years of fine drinking. Lavender, sage and dark spices add the final shades of nuance. With time in the glass, the 2013 gets better and better, so it should be even more expressive in another few years."
- Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2015


"A ripe and delicious red with soft tannins and a ripe-fruit character. Medium to full body and a savory finish. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling, December 2016

"The 2012 Au Sommet Elev 2100 Ft. captures all the radiance of the vintage in its ample, explosive personality. Sweet red cherries, spices, new leather and mocha all flesh out as this juicy, silky Cabernet Sauvignon shows off its alluring personality. Heidi Barrett has largely tamed the Atlas Peak tannins and what comes through is a racy, voluptuous Cabernet that will be nearly impossible to resist in its youth. Today, it is particularly expressive."
- Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2015

"The 2012 Elev 2100 Ft. is one of the most beautiful wines I have tasted from Au Sommet. Dark red cherries, plums, spices, leather and menthol are laced together in a racy, textured Cabernet Sauvignon that puts finesse ahead of power. Gently spiced overtones reappear on the exquisite finish. There is a lot to like here."
- Antonio Galloni, December 2014

"Beautiful mountain fruit with notes of rosemary, jasmine and blackberry fruit. Savory herbs with lively spices on the palate with firm tannins. Grown 640 meters above sea level on Atlas Peak."
- Jeannie Cho Lee, MW Asian Palate, October 2014

"This inky blue/purple-colored 2011 Cabernet is chewy, spicy, lush and filled with blackberry, graphite and floral notes. Composed on 97.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2.5% Petit Verdot, it reveals a pleasant underlying earthy/terroir component, but the fruit dominates and this full-bodied wine is rich, textured and impressively endowed. Possessing the best of both worlds — the finesse, terroir and earthiness of France, and the sumptuous fruit, texture and lusciousness of Napa — it will keep for at least two decades. A noteworthy success in this difficult vintage."
- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, October 2013

“The 2010 Au Sommet seems to bring together the best of qualities of 2008 and 2009. It has the fruit and depth of the former and the silkiness of the latter. Juicy dark cherries, plums, smoke, incense and tobacco are some of the aromas and flavors that take shape as this powerful, intense wine shows off its considerable pedigree. Hints of black olives, grilled herbs and licorice add complexity on the finish. This is a gorgeous wine in every way. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030. Au Sommet boasts an extraordinary triumvirate of talent – proprietor John Schwartz, winemaker Heidi Barret and viticulturist Jim Barbour. The Au Sommet Cabernets capture plenty of mountain character and personality.” - 95 pts, (Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate, Dec 2012)

750 ml bottle
$439.00 by the bottle
Alcohol/Vol. 14.80 %
Produced By: Au Sommet Atlas Peak
Bottles Per Case: 3
Deposit: $0.20 per bottle
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Region: Napa Valley
Sugar Content: 4.00 g
Hold: Hold 3-10 years
Availability: 2-3 Days

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