Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Alpha 2005
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.Add winemaker's notes
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.
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.
Surprising forward fruit that mellowed nicely after about 15 minutes. A very light oak in the background that lingers for a great finish.
Good round flavor
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.
This is a smooth wine with good complexity for the price. Stands up well with a robust meal.
External Reviews for Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Alpha
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
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