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2017 Dakota Shy Atlas Cabernet Sauvignon

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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...

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.