2002 Altamura - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 92
Author: Dougobrick
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 11/18/2014
Drink Dates:

Rating: 92
Author: rphillips26
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 07/22/2010
Drink Dates: 2006-2021

Average rating: 92, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

516 bottles owned by 130 collectors.

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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.

See other similar producers: Von Strasser Winery, Blankiet Estate, David Arthur Vineyards

Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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