2004 Altamura - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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2004 Altamura - Cabernet Sauvignon
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Vinfolio | 93

Altamura is proof that you can never get too much of a good thing. The winery produces over 3,500 cases of this wine, which was recently scored 94 points in The Wine Advocate. We have been fans of this Wooden Valley property for years. Try a half case and see what the fuss is about or, better yet, taste it side by side with the 1999 Altamura Cabernet.

Shows the classic Altamura aromatics: black cherry, cedar, cassis and tobacco with hints of violet and lilac arching through the nose. The palate is supple espresso, blackberry plum and densely structured chocolate.

Drink Dates: 2010-2020
Author: Vinfolio Team
Issue: 181

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Score: 93
Author: Dougobrick
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 08/12/2014
Drink Dates:
Score: 94
Author: Naperwino
Trust Rating: 81
Tasted On: 06/01/2013

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Score: 90
Author: BoxsterVino
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 09/22/2012
Score: 88
Author: woodswayne
Tasted On: 03/24/2012
Drink Dates: 2012
Score: 94
Author: Jeffrey M989
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 08/26/2011
The Altamura cabs really age well. This vintage was good and just keeps getting better

About This Producer


Born and raised in Napa, trained in winemaking at Sterling and Caymus, Frank Altamura has serious credentials. In 1985 he and his wife Karen began their own quest to make exceptional, collectable wine, turning an old cattle ranch in Wooden Valley into vineyards planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. The small valley, nine miles northeast of the town of Napa, provides an ideal setting for the production of intense, multi-layered wines. Warm days give way to temperatures cooler than those of Napa Valley, as fog is blown in, resulting in a longer growing season for this unique sub-appellation. Altamura's two flagship wines, the Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, represent hallmarks of Frank's winemaking philosophy: low yields in the vineyard and only free-run juice in the barrels. A Nebbiolo, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc are also produced.

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