2014 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon
Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon is accumulating a well-deserved reputation for intensity and finesse. At 1,500 ft. elevation, Baker vineyard is a series of different volcanic soil types carved out of heavy chaparral in Foss Valley with a southwestern exposure, featuring several clones and rootstalks selected by Doug Hill for their suitability to this thin soil. 2014 was another dry year with a long growing season. Bloom occurred in mid-May, and veraison in the last week of July, with harvest falling during the first week of October. Cabernet Sauvignon had big color and big tannins and showed off the potential of the site and to create elegance and complexity. After conducting early blending with the Malbec to soften and broaden the structure a bit, the wine is finally ready to age and develop in bottle for a long time.