TN: 2001 Atalon Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

  • 2001 Atalon Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Valley (10/11/2005)
    Dark inky purple. Definatly a Napa cab, thick and legs all over the place. Licorice, blackberry,old leather and an oaky note. Very young, but well integrated. Probably could stand more decanting or 2-3 years more rest. Tame some of the mountain fruit in this 2nd wine from Lokoya/ Cardinale. Medium to full bodied, 30 sec or so on the finish. A bit of heat on the tail end of it, lets see if that blows off with some time tonght. For the price a great QPR. Something to sip on while you wait for your Lokoya's to ripen. (92 pts.)
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If I had more $30 wine like this from CA, I would have a lot more CA cab in my cellar. A very nice cab, textbook cab flavors of cassis, with a little acidity to keep it interesting, and a nice 35 second finish. My second bottle. Wish I had more. Great QPR. 91 points.

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