Au Sommet Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Au Sommet Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon


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2015 Au Sommet Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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We are pleased to offer your three-bottle allocation of 2015 Au Sommet Cabernet Sauvignon, shipping in Fall 2018. 

Harvested by blocks on September 16th, 26th & 29th, the Au Sommet 2015 is a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot - 100% estate grown, produced and bottled from our 45-acre property. We produced 452 cases, a few dozen 1.5L magnums, and even fewer 5L jeroboams. All of the large format bottles are showcase worthy and hand signed by Heidi P Barrett. The vintage 2015 reviews should appear in the next few months; in the meantime, we share the current vintage commentary below.

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Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing one of the few 1.5L magnums or 5L hand-etched jerobaums, signed by Heidi.

"Wonderful aromas of blackberries, bark, mushrooms and blackcurrants. Full body, fine tannins and a wonderful finish. Wow. Why wait? Even so, this will age beautifully. Cab with a dash of petit verdot."
- James Suckling, December 2016

"A tight yet soft red with chocolate, blackberry and currant character. Hints of walnuts from the wood. Medium to full body, velvety tannins and a silky-textured finish. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling, December 2016

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Au Sommet comes from well-known Atlas Peak Vineyard at an elevation of 2,100 feet. This is a dense, rich, inky purple-colored wine that offers earthy almost charcoal ember-like notes with plenty of blackberry and cassis fruit. It is youthful and in need of another several years of bottle age as this is a substantial, full-throttle, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon built for long-term cellaring and should easily last a quarter of a century. This is a beauty and should be respected for such. Forget it for another 4-5 years.
- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #222, December 2015

"Slow to reveal itself, the 2013 Au Sommet Elev 2100 Ft. is a dark, mysterious wine. Black cherry, plum, savory herbs, smoke, cloves, menthol and tobacco flesh out in an ample, broad wine endowed with more than enough depth to support a number of years of fine drinking. Lavender, sage and dark spices add the final shades of nuance. With time in the glass, the 2013 gets better and better, so it should be even more expressive in another few years."
- Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2015

"A ripe and delicious red with soft tannins and a ripe-fruit character. Medium to full body and a savory finish. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling, December 2016

"The 2012 Au Sommet Elev 2100 Ft. captures all the radiance of the vintage in its ample, explosive personality. Sweet red cherries, spices, new leather and mocha all flesh out as this juicy, silky Cabernet Sauvignon shows off its alluring personality. Heidi Barrett has largely tamed the Atlas Peak tannins and what comes through is a racy, voluptuous Cabernet that will be nearly impossible to resist in its youth. Today, it is particularly expressive."
- Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2015

"The 2012 Elev 2100 Ft. is one of the most beautiful wines I have tasted from Au Sommet. Dark red cherries, plums, spices, leather and menthol are laced together in a racy, textured Cabernet Sauvignon that puts finesse ahead of power. Gently spiced overtones reappear on the exquisite finish. There is a lot to like here."
- Antonio Galloni, December 2014

"Beautiful mountain fruit with notes of rosemary, jasmine and blackberry fruit. Savory herbs with lively spices on the palate with firm tannins. Grown 640 meters above sea level on Atlas Peak."
- Jeannie Cho Lee, MW Asian Palate, October 2014

"This inky blue/purple-colored 2011 Cabernet is chewy, spicy, lush and filled with blackberry, graphite and floral notes. Composed on 97.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2.5% Petit Verdot, it reveals a pleasant underlying earthy/terroir component, but the fruit dominates and this full-bodied wine is rich, textured and impressively endowed. Possessing the best of both worlds — the finesse, terroir and earthiness of France, and the sumptuous fruit, texture and lusciousness of Napa — it will keep for at least two decades. A noteworthy success in this difficult vintage."
- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, October 2013

"The 2010 Au Sommet seems to bring together the best of qualities of 2008 and 2009. It has the fruit and depth of the former and the silkiness of the latter. Juicy dark cherries, plums, smoke, incense and tobacco are some of the aromas and flavors that take shape as this powerful, intense wine shows off its considerable pedigree. Hints of black olives, grilled herbs and licorice add complexity on the finish. This is a gorgeous wine in every way. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030."
- Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate, December 2012 #204

94 POINTS, Cellar Selection - 2009 vintage
"Very rich and opulent, in the Heidi Barrett style, this Cabernet is sweetly jammy but somewhat direct in blackberries, cherries and raspber­ries. The finish is extraordinarily long and spicy, an in­dication that it’s a wine for the cellar. Firm tannins and fine acidity confirm its ageability. Hold this flashy, deca­dent wine until 2016 and then try it again."
- Wine Enthusiast, July 2012

97 POINTS - 2008 vintage
"So good, so rich, so stunning, it's just a joy to drink even now in its youth. Defines the Heidi Barrett style of big, ripe, exuberant fruit and a classic structure, enhanced in this case by the firm tannins and fine acids of Atlas Peak. Explosive in blackberry and cherry pie filling and cassis flavors, with a distinct mineral tang that must come from the volcanic soils. Contains 2% Petit Verdot. Superbly enjoyable, but as a brand new wine, its future is only a guess. Drink now - 2014?"
- Wine Enthusiast, March 2011