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2005 Altamura Winery Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa"

Altamura 2005 Cabernet

Winery: Altamura Winery

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $75

Cases produced: 4,100

KWG Score: 94.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: December 16, 2009

Wine Review: This very dark ruby wine opens with a very shy mild cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, very nicely balanced, and elegant. It was also noted by our group how impressed we were with its very silky mouthfeel. The flavor profile is a delicious cherry vanilla with hints of spice and pepper on the back palate. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins drift along nicely. This wine is very food friendly and would pair perfectly with filet mignon. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2005 Altamura Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has quickly become one of my favorite wines from our Estate Vineyards. The wine is extremely concentrated, rich and polished with a complex core of black fruit. The deep hues of black cherry are a precursor to the flavors of black currant, coffee, licorice, cocoa and cedar. The soft and well integrated tannins carry and hold these textures and flavors into a long and lingering finish.

Organic status: not organic

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