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Taste of ATLAS PEAK – Saturday October 30, 2021 @ Silverado Resort & Spa
October 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$150.00
Taste of Atlas Peak
Over 16 Atlas Peak Wineries pouring exquisite high elevation mountain Cabs and Merlot. What makes our Atlas Peak’s terroir so unique for Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot? Atlas Peak’s rugged soil is first of all the rendezvous of winemakers in love with crafting exceptional wines. At 1,300 ft elevation, our ridgetop plateau of deep volcanic basalt subsoil, limestone and clay are high in iron-rich nutrients and not found in any other Napa mountain vineyards, except Atlas Peak. These volcanic soils are at least 2.5 million years old to start, and our vines reflect the gnarled stumps that date back to the late 1980s—over 30 years old now. These old vines deliver textural richness and layered flavors that age-improve and it’s a difference you can taste. Most enologists agree that somewhere between 25 and 35 years of age grape production eases off and the economics of farming come into play. It’s much like the warm, deep rich tones of an old violin versus the brighter tone of new wood. We’re fortunate to be true vintners, focused on growing grapes to craft exceptionally fine wines, so managing our vineyard to a ripe old healthy age is a major priority. Wineries pouring include: Acumen, Alpha Omega, Antica Napa Valley, Atlas Peak Wine Lab, Burgess Cellars, Dos Lagos Vineyards, Hesperian, Hill Family Estate, James Cole Winery, Jean Edwards Cellars, Llamas Family Wines, Lobo Wines, Rombauer, Sequoia Grove Winery, Sill Family Vineyards, Prime Solum, Vin Roc, Williamson Wines.