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Altvs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Very focused on the nose with lively aromas of black currant, a hint of chipotle, superbly integrated wood spice and lovely top notes of powdered cocoa, pipe tobacco and, briarwood, and a touch of mineral. Enter the mouth with a really fresh profile; the acid is front and center adding brightness to the fruit. This is a big wine but it’s not weighty. There are ample tannins to support ageing and today they are a touch prominent at first but this has great balance and really cleanses the palate. The fruit, touched with cinnamon and rich with cassis, is pure and almost delicate at first but has great persistence on the finish with a light underlay of wood spice that offers fine support. The fruit is sweet on the mid-palate but the wine is decidedly dry. A very impressive Napa Cabernet that is ripe without being over the top. This wants a nice 45 day dry aged ribeye about 3 inches thick! 93pts

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Editorial Reviews for Altvs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
12/03/2010

Very focused on the nose with lively aromas of black currant, a hint of chipotle, superbly integrated wood spice and lovely top notes of powdered cocoa, pipe tobacco and, briarwood, and a touch of mineral. Enter the mouth with a really fresh profile; the acid is front and center adding brightness to the fruit. This is a big wine but it’s not weighty. There are ample tannins to support ageing and today they are a touch prominent at first but this has great balance and really cleanses the palate. The fruit, touched with cinnamon and rich with cassis, is pure and almost delicate at first but has great persistence on the finish with a light underlay of wood spice that offers fine support. The fruit is sweet on the mid-palate but the wine is decidedly dry. A very impressive Napa Cabernet that is ripe without being over the top. This wants a nice 45 day dry aged ribeye about 3 inches thick! 93pts


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/12/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Altus Napa Valley 750ml



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973 cases produced. produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 18 months in French Oak.

Notes: (50% new and 50% one-year-old from Merus)


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