Altamura Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Altamura Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
$79.99

SKU 488

750ml

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This 2003 Altamura Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is blessed with the same quality and consistency which has kept our customers coming back year after year: the dark, inky color staining your glass, the bouquet of briary dark fruit, like blackberry followed by wisps of truffles and leather. The first sip immediately unveils the deep richness and luxury of this wine, filling your mouth with flavors of black cherry, currant, creamy cocoa, and toasty oak. The elegant texture of Altamura Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon comes through again in the way this wine seamlessly delivers these flavors over the palate, held together and carried by the structure of soft integrated tannins, allowing a long and memorable finish.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Altamura
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateI was blown away by the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, which spent almost 34 months in 70% new French oak barrels. The wine is beautifully impressive, with a deep ruby/purple color and notes of loamy soil intermixed with creme de cassis, cedar, and licorice. The wine is full-bodied, powerful, but beautifully nuanced and nicely structured, with sweet, silky tannins. This wine should evolve for at least 20 or more years.

Robert Parker, December 2007
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorA rich, fleshy, fruit-driven style, with ripe, vivid black cherry and blackberry fruit that's well-defined, well-structured and nicely proportioned, ending with fine-grained tannins and juicy acidity. Drink now through 2013. 4,100 cases made.

James Laube, March 31, 2008
  • we85

Wine EnthusiastThere's still a sharpness to this wine, even though it's nearly 4 years old. It shows good blackberry, currant and chocolate-covered cherry flavors, but also a greener streak of mint and oregano that probably limits its ageability.

Steve Heimoff, December 22, 2011