International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91(cabernet sauvignon with 7% merlot and 4% petit verdot): Bright red-ruby. Deep aromas of dark berries, violet and caraway seed lifted by an impression of peppery acidity. Fresh and penetrating, showing good energy to the slightly medicinal flavors of kirsch , crushed berries and violet. Juicy but not green, finishing with dusty tannins and good length. This is very successful for a second wine from a tricky year.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2014
Vinous | Rating: 92The 2011 Altagracia is round, sexy, supple and beautiful, especially within the context of the year. Sweet red berries, mint, tobacco, savory herbs and anise meld together in a distinctive wine long on personality. With time in the glass the wine fleshes out nicely, as the flavors become darker, richer and layered. Altagracia is a blend of mostly Eisele fruit, plus a bit of Vine Hill Ranch, a well-draining site in Oakville that is among Napa Valley's very best. The blend is 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec.Author: Antonio Galloni
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 299 bottles owned
- 44 collectors