2011/13 Altamura Napa .750/ml
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I was blown away by the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, which spent almost 34 months in 70% new French oak barrels. The wine is beautifully impressive, with a deep ruby/purple color and notes of loamy soil intermixed with creme de cassis, cedar, and licorice. The wine is full-bodied, powerful, but beautifully nuanced and nicely structured, with sweet, silky tannins. This wine should evolve for at least 20 or more years. The good news is that there are about 3,800 cases of this superb Cabernet.
Altamura has been making wines for almost 20 years, and I certainly thought several of these wines were the best I ever had from them. They are located in Wooden Valley, which is mostly volcanic soils about nine miles northeast of Napa. Robert Parker
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.