Alpha Apalta Vineyard Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley 2007

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Wine Advocate Review Rated 91 The 2007 Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon raises the bar considerably. A glass-coating opaque p...

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Excellent value...maybe the best "quality per dollar" cab around. Smokey dark chocolate, plush tannins...not too harsh thanks to 10% merlot infused... Read more

Little murky on the nose off a pop n' pour, with a good amount of soil and some funk showing along with red fruits. This blew off after 15-20 minut... Read more

Great Chilean cab! Give this one a try! Read more

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Snooth User: BasilNew
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4.50 5
05/29/2010

Excellent value...maybe the best "quality per dollar" cab around. Smokey dark chocolate, plush tannins...not too harsh thanks to 10% merlot infused in. Tastes like a 30-40 dollar Napa Cab, all for less than 20 bucks. You won't be disappointed!


Snooth User: JonDerry
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3.00 5
10/04/2011

Little murky on the nose off a pop n' pour, with a good amount of soil and some funk showing along with red fruits. This blew off after 15-20 minutes, and the soil gradually gave way to the red fruits. A pleasant wine, above average but well short of outstanding.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
11/07/2009

Great Chilean cab! Give this one a try!


Snooth User: thebrokewino
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4.00 5
12/25/2009

a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Probably the best "value" wine I've ever tasted. Perfume, chocolate cherries on the nose, black cherry fruit reduction taste with an espresso finish. Delicious and exciting.

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Snooth User: Horrux
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4.50 5
11/25/2011

We drink this one at least once a week, as well as some of the other Montes Alpha which are also great deals. The Shiraz especially.


Snooth User: FuserDT
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4.00 5
02/25/2011

Great wine from Chile, interesting aromas, very solid wine, worth trying


External Reviews for Alpha Apalta Vineyard Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley

External Review
05/22/2011

A juicy, flattering style, with tasty braised fig, currant and blackberry fruit liberally laced with aged tobacco and dark pepper notes. Stays nice and fleshy through the finish.


External Review
05/22/2011

The 2007 Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon raises the bar considerably. A glass-coating opaque purple, it has an excellent bouquet of toasty oak, tobacco, espresso, and blackcurrant. With good richness, excellent depth, and a firm structure, it will evolve for several years and drink well through 2019.


External Review
09/27/2011

Dark red. Powerful scents of cherry, graphite, gingerbread and oak spice. Vibrant and nicely focused, with tangy red berry and cherry flavors supported by gentle acids and light tannins. An elegant, nicely concentrated midweight from very old vines.A good, solid beam of red currant and blackberry fruit is layered with cocoa, grilled herb and toast. Slightly firm finish from the toast, but plenty of flesh. Should fill out nicely in the near term. Drink now through 2008.


External Review
05/22/2011

Dense and structured, with aromas of smoked meat, ripe berry fruit and a certain marshmallow-vanilla sweetness that comes straight from the barrel. The feel is big and grabby, with strong tannins framing flavors of cassis, blackberry, vanilla and chocolate. And it's quite creamy and sweet on the finish.


External Review
09/27/2011

The 2008 Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon is a glass-coating opaque purple color with aromas of wood smoke, pencil lead, scorched earth, violets, blackcurrant, and blackberry. Structured on the palate, but slightly clipped in the finish, another 2-3 years of bottle age could round it out but that is a gamble. Drink this Cabernet sooner rather then later.


External Review
09/27/2011

Full of muscular, burly tannins, this robust cabernet tastes of cherries and pepper behind the sweet spice of oak. The fruit will come forward with a few years in bottle, or in the company of charcuterie.


External Review
09/23/2011

"Lots of berry fruits with chocolate


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Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Advocate Review Rated 91 The 2007 Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon raises the bar considerably. A glass-coating opaque purple, it has an excellent bouquet of toasty oak, tobacco, espresso, and blackcurrant. With good richness, excellent depth, and a firm structure, it will evolve for several years and drink well through 2019. Wine Tasting Notes Deep ruby red color, the expression of cabernet sauvignon is evident providing structure and elegance. Lots of berries fruits and hints of tobacco and vanilla. Promising abundant soft rounded tannins. The structure and balance of this full bodied wine makes it very pleasant and enjoyable. A very sophisticated wine with a delightfully long finish.

Wine Advocate Review Rated 91 The 2007 Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon raises the bar considerably. A glass-coating opaque purple, it has an excellent bouquet of toasty oak, tobacco, espresso, and blackcurrant. With good richness, excellent depth, and a firm structure, it will evolve for several years and drink well through 2019. Wine Tasting Notes Deep ruby red color, the expression of cabernet sauvignon is evident providing structure and elegance. Lots of berries fruits and hints of tobacco and vanilla. Promising abundant soft rounded tannins. The structure and balance of this full bodied wine makes it very pleasant and enjoyable. A very sophisticated wine with a delightfully long finish.

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