2009 Altamura - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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2009 Altamura - Cabernet Sauvignon
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Wine Spectator | 94

Striking, rich and opulent, elegant and refined, with ripe, dense blackberry, melted black licorice, touches of cinnamon and baking spice, ending with fine-grained, detailed tannins.

Drink Dates: 2013-2027
Author: James Laube


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Score: 93
Author: Jeffrey M989
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/17/2014
Very good. Favorite at our Napa tasting event. Rich, ripe fruit, sweet tannins, modest structure
Score: 92
Author: Leftymtb
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 03/31/2014
Very nice, but does not have the nose or the body so memorable in the 2007. Next time will do 2007 blind with the 2009.
Score: 94
Author: Litig8tr
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 12/20/2013
Always a great wine at a relatively reasonable price for Napa Cabernet. Dark berries, dense and full bodied and a long, smooth finish that has a hint of spice. Not quite to the level of 2007 though.
Score: 95
Author: rjblanton
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 12/03/2013
Drink Dates: 2013-2030
This one would definitely benefit from decanting. It began to open up after about 2 hours of breathing. A friend with whom I was sharing the bottle indicated the oak was prevalent on the palate. But that was not my experience. I found this to be a beautifully balanced wine. Ripe, dark fruit on the palate. I'm thinking it was dark chocolate or perhaps truffles on the finish. So pleased I have two bottles left to enjoy!
Score: 92
Author: Reez Wine Celler
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 02/23/2013
Good but not like the 2008
More Vintages and Sizes of Altamura - Cabernet Sauvignon:

2001 (750ml)

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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