Cobblestone Vineyards: Handcrafting Age-worthy Atlas Peak Cabernet

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Planted in 1997, Cobblestone’s 25-acre Atlas Peak estate supplies all the fruit for Cobblestone Cabernet. Taste their Cab with our Aged Cabernet Series wine club. Learn more about this winery and our featured wine:

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