Alpha Apalta Vineyard Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley 2002

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Nice currant, blackberry and graphite notes here, with a racy texture. Firms up a touch on the finish, but therersquo;s solid fruit throughout. Drink now through 2006.

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One of Chile’s most renowned winemakers – Auriello Montes Sr. – blazed the path of bringing his country’s premium selections to the world when he joined forces with wine industry vet Douglas Murray and partners Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand in 1988. Together, they formed Viña Montes, which became the standard for premium Chilean wines with the introduction of... Read more
One of Chile’s most renowned winemakers – Auriello Montes Sr. – blazed the path of bringing his country’s premium selections to the world when he joined forces with wine industry vet Douglas Murray and partners Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand in 1988. Together, they formed Viña Montes, which became the standard for premium Chilean wines with the introduction of Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon. In the quarter century since then, the company has been instrumental in raising awareness, affinity, and acclaim for Chilean wines in over 100 countries worldwide. Hailing from Apalta in Chile’s Cochalgua Valley, Viña Montes produces 950,000 cases annually through its vineyards La Finca de Apalta (in Apalta); El Arcangel Estate (in Marchigue); and Los Nogales Estate (in Curico). Among the company labels are Montes Alpha “M,” Montes Folly, Purple Angel, Montes Alpha, Montes Classic Series, Montes Cherub, and Montes Twins. In 2004, a new cellar was created at Apalta through an investment of more than US$7 million. Chilean architect Samuel Claro, from the Claro and Swinburn Agency, created the space, which was decorated by Paula Gutierrez, a nationally renowned designer. Here, technology and equipment reside in a peaceful environment incorporating Feng Shui elements – water, air, metal and wood- to encourage harmony and a positive atmosphere, enhancing the total experience and resulting wines. Read less

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Snooth User: RobertoPatriarca
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07/30/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Alpha Apalta Vineyard Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Nice currant, blackberry and graphite notes here, with a racy texture. Firms up a touch on the finish, but therersquo;s solid fruit throughout. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Aromas of earth, bacon fat and toasty oak lead the wine toward a snappy, young palate that pours on the red fruit, spice and tannins. The finish, however, is a bit more complex, as vanilla cookies and cocoa do an attractive little dance.




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