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2001 Altamura - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
2001 Altamura - Cabernet Sauvignon
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
Red / Cabernet Sauvignon
2001 Altamura - Cabernet Sauvignon
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Professional Reviews

IWC
88

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 120

($60) Deep ruby-red. Dark berries, cherry, leather and game on the rather rustic nose, with a grapey nuance. Then pliant and superripe in the mouth, with creamy fruit flavors complicated by leather and earth. Finishes with slightly dry tannins and good leathery length. I would drink this funky boy in the near term for its creamy sweetness.

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VF
92

Vinfolio Author: Vinfolio Team

Frank Altamura has quietly created a following among lovers of rich extracted Cabernet Sauvignon. His 1999 was a critical benchmark in a vintage that showed some unevenness. Created from dominant amounts of clone 6 and 337 from over a dozen lots, the 2001 shows off a deep, rich nose of figs, black cherry and currant and flavors of plum, mineral, and black currants all wrapped into a beautifully polished package. Created on the "back side" of Napa Valley, this is one worth "discovery." 3800 cases produced.

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Community Reviews

89

rphillips26 Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 07/22/2010 Drink Dates: 2006-2018

94

Dougobrick Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 01/30/2010 Drink Dates:

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