Where is Atlas Peak?
"Italian winemaker Piero Antinori drove up the long, winding road to the Atlas Peak region of Napa Valley in 1985, and when he reached the crest of the hill - 1500 feet above the Napa Valley floor - he discovered the place he wanted to grow wine grapes in California. The rocky, hilly terrain and vivid blue sky of the sweeping hanging valley reminded him of the rugged beauty of his family's estate in Tuscany."
It is indeed an idyllic location...
Atlas Peak is known for its Sangiovese. The 2000 release is quite a nice wine.
Sangiovese, 2000 $14
Deep ruby-indigo color
Scents of dried cherry, cedar and violet
A bold Sangiovese with moderate tannins and spicy flavors
*** stars (out of 5)
Try it with grilled Porterhouse steak over beefsteak tomato & tarragon salad