2006 Altamura - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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2006 Altamura - Cabernet Sauvignon
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Reviews For This Wine


 
Score: 93
Author: Howard R
Trust Rating: 89
Tasted On: 06/26/2011
Score: 96
Author: DSR
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 03/09/2011
Score: 89
Author: Indy73lk
Trust Rating: 80
Tasted On: 08/01/2008
Drink Dates: 2002-2006
Good paring with red meats. One of the more solid vintages to date.

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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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