Atlas Peak AVA


Atlas Peak AVA

Infobox Wine Region
name = Atlas Peak AVA


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type = American Viticultural Area
year = 1992Code of Federal Regulations. [http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=1bff23721f73118153a4957b609abb1f;rgn=div5;view=text;node=27%3A1.0.1.1.7;idno=27;cc=ecfr#27:1.0.1.1.7.3.41.120 "§ 9.140 Atlas Peak."] Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Oct. 30, 2007.]
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country = USA
part of = California, Napa County, Napa Valley AVA
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total size = convert|11000|acre|km2|0Appellation America (2007). [http://wine.appellationamerica.com/wine-region/Atlas-Peak.html "Atlas Peak (AVA): Appellation Description"] . Retrieved Oct. 30, 2007.]
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varietals = Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Syrah, Zinfandel
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The Atlas Peak AVA is an American Viticultural Area located within Napa Valley AVA just northeast of the city of Napa. The appellation sits on a higher elevation then most of Napa's wine region which limits the effects of the cool fog coming in from Pacific Ocean. The westward orientation of most vineyards on the Vaca Mountains also extends the amount of direct sunlight that the grapes can get. The soil of this AVA is volcanic and very porous which allows it to cool down quickly despite the increased sunlight. The area has a fairly significant diurnal temperature variation upwards of 30°F between daytime and night. This contributes to the balance of acidity that grapes from Atlas Peak vineyards are known to have.

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