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2009 Altamura - Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

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USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

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... More »

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Comm: 2013-2030 VF: 2011-2024

Author rjblanton
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 01/29/2015
Drink Dates 2013-2030

This was a beautifully integrated wine! Dark garnet in the glass with a nose of ripe, dark fruit and a hint of leather. There was this clean earthiness to the nose as well. On the palate, there was this wonderful balance of ripe fruit, acidity, and round tannins. The finish was smooth and long!

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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.434%
Tasted On 11/17/2014

Very good. Favorite at our Napa tasting event. Rich, ripe fruit, sweet tannins, modest structure

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Author Leftymtb
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.119%
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.

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Author Litig8tr
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.698%
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.

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Author Reez Wine Celler
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.667%
Tasted On 02/23/2013

Good but not like the 2008

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Author Todd7
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.57%
Tasted On 10/24/2012

I opened this bottle and immediately ran it through my Vinturri. This is an outstanding bottle of wine bursting with ripe fruit and a beautiful finish. I highly recommend it.

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