Aurelio Montes Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

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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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Member Reviews for Aurelio Montes Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon

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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
10/03/2011

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
11/24/2011

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
02/24/2011

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


Snooth User: dombac
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3.00 5
04/19/2010

Three glasses


External Reviews for Aurelio Montes Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
02/24/2010

Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2007: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate), lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Colchagua ValleyWeingut: MontesRebsorte: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 85%15% MerlotRestzucker: 2,75 g/LiterRestsäure: 5,25 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein


External Review
04/07/2010

A bold and elegant, well-structured Cabernet with fine flavors of blackberries, leather and a touch of coffee.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

89 Pts. Jay Miller- The Wine AdvocateReview: The Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon has considerably more weight than the Merlot. The fruit is darker with a quality nose of cedar, leather, espresso, and blac


External Review
05/22/2011

From the oldest Cabernet vines in Chile, 80-100 years old. Stunning cassis, cedar, and blackberry perfume. Rich soft and elegant. Layers of complexity on the finish. Super buy!


External Review
05/22/2011

Plummy and pleasantly tart, with a nice balance and a clean finish of cherry and spice. Drink now.


External Review
04/21/2010

Dunkles, sattes Rot. Wunderschöne Fruchtaromen (schwarze Johannisbeeren, Brombeeren), zarte Schokoladennote und jugendliche Tannine, feinsüsser Abgang


External Review
07/13/2010

Wine Name: Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Category: Wine, Brand: Montes, Winery: Montes Wines, Price: $19.51, Bottle Size: 750 mls., Bottles per Case: 12, Made In: Chile, State: Colchagua Province, Region: VI O'Higgins Region, Appellation: Colchagua Valley, Vintage: 2007, Varietal: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot, Wine Type: Red Wine


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