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2017 Dakota Shy Atlas Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8460783 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
aapat4 2 $80 $160
6 $80
Item Sold Amount Date
I8480799 4 $80 Oct 16, 2022
I8460783 2 $80 Oct 2, 2022
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RATINGS

95Vinous / IWC

... Rose petal, mint, white flowers and pepper notes give the 2017 a striking floral and savory quality to play off a core of dense red cherry and pomegranate fruit. Incisive tannins give the wine focus and cut...

93James Suckling

A creamy, textured and polished red with aromas and flavors of blackcurrants, plums and spices. Full-bodied, tight and focused. Poised and flavorful.

92Wine Spectator

Frankly ripe, with a broad beam of creamed plum and cassis flavors. Shows ample structure but remains very polished and rounded in feel, with chocolate and melted black licorice notes coating the finish...

PRODUCER

Dakota Shy

Dakota Shy was founded in 2008 by Todd Newman, who had worked in fine dining and at Revana Family Vineyard. But he wanted to create a luxury wine estate, so he teamed up with his friend Tom Garret, a winemaker and Napa Valley native whose winemaking experience included stints at Turley Wine Cellars, Joseph Phelps Winery, Robert Mondavi and Revana. Dakota Shy has an estate at the base of Pritchard Hill, but it also sources grapes from all over Napa Valley. The estate makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and a rosé. The wines have earned ratings in the mid-90s from reviewers. Vinous has noted that the estate’s flagship wines “are contemporary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons that offer a compelling interplay of richness and structure, with perhaps a slight leaning toward the more extroverted end of the spectrum.”

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Calistoga

Calistoga AVA is one of Napa Valley’s newer appellations, having been given appellation status in 2010. It is notable for its volcanic soil, which is unusual in the Napa Valley. Calistoga also experiences the greatest average 24-hour temperature swing of any Napa Valley AVAs, which Calistoga grape growers insist give the grapes time to “cool down” at night, making for better balanced wines. The 1,500 Calistoga vineyard acres are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Sirah, along with smaller amounts of other varietals. Calistoga is at the northern end of Napa Valley, northwest of the Diamond District and St. Helena AVAs. Longtime winemaker Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena, which is located in the Calistoga AVA, proposed the creation of the appellation.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.