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2002 Altamura Winery Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Altamura Winery

Vintage: 2002

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Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

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Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $73

Cases produced: 3,800

KWG Score: 92.8 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: November 11, 2006

Wine Review: The bouquet of this big wine expresses some oak, cherry, and earth in its aroma. On the palate, the wine is richly flavored and smooth as silk. The wine is well balnced and full bodied. This would be a great with a NYS Strip Steak. On the finish, the wine is quite extended and dry. I love wines where the finish goes on forever like this one. This might be a wine you can get a deal on because its initial press was hard on it. It is peaking now and might be a gem worth finding. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Before your first sip of the 2002 Altamura Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon think carefully about where you are and who you are with because this memory is going to be with you for a very long time. Pour this wine into a glass and you’ll be immediately impressed by the deep saturated pigmentation that clings to the side of the glass. Inhale and fill all of your senses with the dark aromas of truffles, club room leather and briary dark fruits of late summer. Just below the surface is the promise of an intense first taste. Unfolding on your palate are well-integrated flavors of black cherry, blackberry, cocoa and currant all delivered on waves of toasty oak, fresh acidity and elegant long chain, fine grained tannins. A seemingly endless finish will secure this wine on your short list of top notch, memorable Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons.

Organic status: not organic

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