Atlas Peak Super Tuscan Napa Valley 2018
Winemaker Bob Pepi is no stranger to titanic greatness. His career began in the Napa Valley in the 1960s, and over the last six decades, he has garnered multiple 90+ score award-winning wines and has found his wares adorn Wine Spectator’s Top 100 twice in his illustrious career. His fingerprints are all over the historical evolution of the Napa Valley (Kendall-Jackson, Conn Creek & his own Eponymous Wines), and his recent work in the mountainous hillsides of Atlas Peak will be written about in vinous lore for years to come.
Bob’s mythological tale continues to evolve, and in fact, while helming the famed Atlas Peak Winery perched on the eastern slopes of the AVA that bears the same name, he’s creating full-throttle 90+ point wines that exude personality and further cement his legacy as one of Napa Valley’s best barrel whispers. And his recent work with Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese has created a monster of a wine that will surely become your cellar’s next hero in waiting.
This 2018 Napa Valley Tuscan Blend is a beautiful medley of two distinct grapes from two uniquely superb appellations. With Cabernet Sauvignon from the esteemed Howell Mountain and Sangiovese from the valley floor realms of Rutherford and Calistoga, Bob has made a stellar blend that exemplifies the hedonistic nature of Napa Valley opulence backed by a mountainous structure that provides a framework worthy of any legendary liquid tale.
Crimson in the glass, expressive aromatics of fresh raspberries, cherry preserves and cedar flow into a decadent palate of bombastic red fruits, spiced cherries, lingering notes of vanilla framed by fine grained tannins and an Atlas-like finish that holds up the entire wine. It has all the makings of a Napa Valley legend, defined by Bob’s signature style and legendary status.
What’s even better is the price!!!! Napa Valley wines aren’t getting any cheaper these days, and finding anything from this heralded appellation under $20 is a mythological tale in its own right. You’d have to climb Mount Olympus and negotiate with Zeus himself to find a deal this good, but that’s where we come in, and fortunately, we’ve done the dirty work for you. Throw in the magnificent 2018 vintage at 50% off, and you have a liquid legend that only gets better with time.