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Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Alpha 2005

Member Review by RicksPicks:

Medium bodied and mellow - with upfront dark berry. Somewhat lacking in mid-palate and finish, but it is a good wine for the $. It is somewhat more bordeaux-like as it does not have the tannins, mouthfeel and up-front fruit of most California cabs.

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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

Member Reviews for Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Alpha

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Snooth User: RicksPicks
3945032
3.50 5
01/27/2008

Medium bodied and mellow - with upfront dark berry. Somewhat lacking in mid-palate and finish, but it is a good wine for the $. It is somewhat more bordeaux-like as it does not have the tannins, mouthfeel and up-front fruit of most California cabs.


Snooth User: bittermonk
8230222
4.50 5
09/14/2008

Great wine - with a bright cherry and subtle vanilla overtone and an almost Malbec-style smoky finish. This would be a great wine for a thick slab of steak - as well as a good choice to invest in a few bottles to hold over for a few years.


Snooth User: BigToys
36078115
3.50 5
04/18/2008

Surprising forward fruit that mellowed nicely after about 15 minutes. A very light oak in the background that lingers for a great finish.


Snooth User: brentonw
7579096
4.00 5
09/25/2009

Good round flavor


Snooth User: Richodn
13002313
4.00 5
04/11/2009

Another good value wine from Chile. This is a good Cabernet. It is not as heavy as some Cabs but has a great fruit and big enough to go with your favorite steak on the grill or Italian dish.


Snooth User: Madaboutwine
1576939
4.00 5
03/28/2009

This is a smooth wine with good complexity for the price. Stands up well with a robust meal.


Snooth User: jharris33
50145420
4.00 5
06/13/2010

Four glasses


External Reviews for Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Alpha

External Review
02/02/2009

Delivers a juicy beam of graphite, licorice, sweet vanilla and crushed plum flavors, with the graphite edge hanging on the finish. Well done. Drink now through 2008. 45,000 cases made. –JM Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from in Chile. 2005 Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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02/24/2010

Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Magnum (1,5L): Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate), lagerfähig 7 - 10 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 1,5 L MagnumRegion: Curicó-Lontué-ValleyWeingut: MontesRebsorte: Cabernet Sauvignon 85%Merlot 15%.Restzucker: 2,5 g/LiterRestsäure: 5,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.14 Rotwein



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