International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 150
($95; like the flagship wine, this was also bottled in February of 2010) Good ruby-red. Redcurrant, minerals and spices on the lively nose. Juicy and nicely delineated, with good lift and mineral grip to the currant, graphite and tobacco flavors. Very firmly built and persistent wine with a light gamey quality adding interest.
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Author: Robert Parker
The 2007 Altagracia (primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Merlot and Petit Verdot) is a 400-500-case second wine culled out from the 30+ acre vineyard. The 2007 exhibits a dark ruby/purple color along with a classic wet stone/crushed rock minerality that is a characteristic of this vineyard, black currant and incense notes, medium body, sweet tannin and an overall sense of elegance and restraint.
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 10/28/2010
Big nose, real nice wine, good amount of fruit which was not overbearing. $95, 90% CS, 450 cases. 88 RP, 91 ST.
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