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2005 Altamura - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
2005 Altamura - Cabernet Sauvignon
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
Red / Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Altamura - Cabernet Sauvignon
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Professional Reviews

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Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 180

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon is a big, well-balanced red boasting a dense ruby/purple color as well as aromas of roasted herbs, creosote, licorice, black currants, cedar, and loamy soil. Dense and full-bodied with superb richness and power, and sweet tannins, it should drink well for two decades.

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Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

A ripe, juicy mix of black cherry, wild berry, plum and currant, this firms up midpalate and holds its focus, revealing greater depth and complexity and ending with a nice tight, tannic backbone.

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Community Reviews

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SamT Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 02/15/2014

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BoxsterVino Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 04/26/2013 Drink Dates: 2013-2013

Elegant wine, but fading. Drink it now. It won't hold up to a heavy steak, but will be great with a lighter meal.

Koby Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 11/16/2012 Drink Dates: 2009-2015 Site Blog: The Wine Forum

A little out of sorts if you ask me. The color is starting to turn, a tinge of brown, but still mostly red. The nose is a nice California Napa nose of cherry and cassis fruit, with some hints of tobacco and lead pencil. The palate is a bit chunky, the attack is great, full bodied with persistent fruit. But the mid palate is a bit hot and prickly, disrupting the consistency. The finish rounds out nice, with fine tannins and good fruit. Will this settle back in, not likely...I think the mid-palate is fading fast so drink up.

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Alex Tervooren Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 01/22/2011 Drink Dates: 2010-2018

Laynedye Trust Rating: 67 Tasted On: 01/01/2011 Drink Dates: 2010

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