Dakota Shy 'Atlas' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, USA 2019
VINTAGE : 2019
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : California, Napa Valley
VARIETALS : 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Classic Atlas aromatics with fascinating aromas of golden dried grass, dark raspberry and black fruits. Super textured, complex and concentrated with a gorgeous core of dark fruit compote framed by dried sage, thyme, olive tapenade and black licorice notes. Unbelievable freshness for such a powerful and dense wine. An alluring and complex Cabernet Sauvignon with lingering fruit and herb flavors on the long, plush, fine-grained finish.
While the Atlas Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Heimark Vineyard in the eastern hills of Calistoga, the wine takes its name from the Titan god, Atlas, who bears the weight of the world and heavens on his shoulders. This remarkably powerful and nuanced Cabernet gets its character from the soils and exposure of the Heimark Vineyard. The exceptional southwest facing hillside-vineyard lies at 900 feet of elevation. Its soil is made up of fractured volcanic material that is extremely rocky and well drained and forces the vines to develop deep root systems.
Dakota Shy sources Cabernet from three blocks at Heimark and has made a single-vineyard “Atlas” Cabernet Sauvignon since the 2014 vintage.
Only 14 barrels produced
All Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas is another rich, opulent, incredibly sumptuous wine from this team. Both blue and black fruits, notes of graphite, scorched earth, and violets, full-bodied richness, and ripe tannins emerge from this smoking good 2019. It's terrific today yet is going to shed some baby fat over the coming 4-5 years and should have two decades or more of overall longevity. Jeb Dunnuck 96 points