Posts Tagged Atalon

2014 Atalon Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Light, bright and refreshing, this wine exhibits notes of lemongrass, grapefruit, gooseberry and a hint of lime. If you’re a fan of shellfish, this should be your house wine. MSRP: $21 (December 2015) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2012 Atalon Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

It is an opaque dark crimson color in the glass. Sweet and fleshy black fruit aromas and flavors are accented by dark flowers, vanilla, high-toned herbs, and cocoa powder. Soft, furry tannins make this a Cabernet Sauvignon ready to drink now. Enjoy... Read more

2012 Atalon ‘Pauline’s Cuvee,’ Napa Valley

With 75% of the blend consisting of Merlot, this could also be considered a varietal bottling, although it was structured to mimic the supple red wines of the Right Bank in Bordeaux, famous for Merlot and Cabernet Blanc blends. Nearly opaque dark... Read more

2013 Atalon Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Bright straw color. This is a clean, straightforward rendition of California Sauvignon Blanc, showing aromas and flavors of grapefruit, lemon zest, light tropical fruit and a light thread of minerality. Fairly lush in the mouth, where 9% Semillon... Read more

2011 Atalon Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

A half-dozen vineyards from up, down and across the Napa Valley contributed the fruit to this cuvee, which includes small amounts of Merlot and Petit Verdot. Glass-staining, nearly opaque dark ruby in hue, the wine shows sweet bell pepper,... Read more

2011 Atalon ‘Pauline’s Cuvee,’ Napa Valley

Translucent light crimson in color, this blend of Merlot (63%), Cabernet Franc (31%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (6%) shows a good deal of bell pepper in the nose. Once that subsides and the wine opens up, impressions of blue fruit, toasty oak, cedar,... Read more