Known for Bordeaux varietals grown throughout the four corners of California’s most famous appellation - a fitting definition for a winery whose logo is a compass.
Each year the winery harvests fruit from estate and grower vineyards located on well-placed benches and mountaintops up and down the Napa Valley. The high elevation sites include properties on Mount Veeder, Howell Mountain and Atlas Peak. The benchland sites are primarily in Rutherford and Oakville.
Atalon’s Cabernet Sauvignon is deep, luscious and eminently drinkable. For additional bouquet and textural complexity, the wine includes small amounts of Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Pauline’s Cuvée is a Merlot-dominant blend named after Barbara Banke’s mother Pauline. It is subtle, silky and elegant. Atalon’s Sauvignon Blanc is rich, aromatic and harmonious. It is aged primarily in stainless steel tanks with 10% used oak barrels. A dash of Semillon and regular stirring of the lees adds creaminess to the mouthfeel.