2015 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon
After record-setting rain in December, followed by the driest January on record, the 2015 vintage started earlier than previous years. The four years of California drought continued to have an effect. Budbreak came early, but a long cool, overcast May slowed everything down a bit. The summer provided moderate temperatures with only a couple of heat spikes, giving us near-ideal growing conditions. Overall the yields were lower but we are excited about the quality.
The first sip of this silky and provocative hillside Cabernet immediately begs another taste. The fruit-focused core is satisfying and seductive, intertwined with integrated tannins that linger on the finish. The layers of flavors continue to unfold as this tasty gem opens up.