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Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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14.80% /
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Vintage: 2018
  • JD 91
  • WI 96
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    Crafted by the skilled hands of winemaker Frank Altamura, the Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is a remarkable embodiment of the rich terroir of Napa Valley. Altamura Wines, known for their meticulous vineyard management and innovative winemaking techniques, presents this exquisite varietal that eloquently speaks of its origin.
    The 2018 Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from the esteemed estate vineyards of Altamura in the Wooden Valley, showcases the exceptional characteristics attributable to its unique location. These vineyards, situated at elevations between 700 to 1000 feet, feature soil compositions akin to those of the renowned Rutherford Bench and the esteemed mountainous regions like Howell Mountain, Pritchard Hill, and Mount Veeder. This meticulous selection of clones and rootstocks, planted in 1986, underlies the wine’s complexity and depth.
    In its visual aspect, the Altamura Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 presents a deep-garnet purple hue, a prelude to the richness it encapsulates. On the nose, it gradually unveils an intense and complex bouquet. Blackcurrant cordial and blackberry preserves dominate, intertwined with delicate nuances of dried lavender. Subtle yet intriguing hints of crushed rocks and black olives add to the aromatic complexity, promising a multifaceted tasting experience.
    Upon tasting, the Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 reveals its full-bodied nature. It is a symphony of vibrant, lively black fruit coupled with pronounced mineral layers. The palate is caressed by velvety tannins, a testament to the wine’s meticulous production process. The fermentation in both open and closed top fermenters, followed by up to three weeks of skin maceration, ensures that these tannins integrate seamlessly, carrying the fruit and oak nuances gracefully onto the palate. Further complexity is added through aging in 70% new French oak barrels for 34 months, endowing the wine with a subtle, yet discernible, oaky undertone.
    The finish of the 2018 Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon is long and fragrant, leaving a lasting impression that invites contemplation and enjoyment. The wine, lightly filtered before bottling, maintains its integrity and depth, showcasing the exceptional skill of Altamura Wines in creating a Cabernet Sauvignon that truly stands out.
    Critically acclaimed, this vintage has garnered 96 points from The Wine Independent, a testament to its excellence. This accolade not only highlights the wine’s exceptional qualities but also solidifies Altamura’s reputation in crafting world-class Napa Valley wines. The 2018 Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon is not just a wine; it is a reflection of a legacy and a commitment to excellence, nurtured by the Altamura family since 1855 on their historic Wooden Valley Road ranch.
    In summary, the Altamura Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is a compelling testament to the expertise and passion of Altamura Wines. From its captivating aroma to its rich, layered palate, it is a wine that not only expresses the distinctive qualities of its terroir but also stands as a benchmark for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons. This vintage is an essential experience for enthusiasts seeking to explore the pinnacle of Napa’s winemaking artistry.

    15 reviews for Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

    1. Carmina Marguez

      The 2018 Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon is a masterpiece. The mix of dark fruit and cherry flavors is beyond enjoyable. It’s a wonderful wine.

    2. Marvin Jackson

      The Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon has a fantastic balance of oak and plum flavors. A glass of this is a delight.

    3. Kathleen Deacon

      The 2018 Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon is a must-try. The mocha and cassis flavors create a bold, flavorful profile.

    4. Carolyn Meyer

      Altamura wines never disappoint. The Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with flavors of vanilla and blackberry, making it a perfect dinner companion.

    5. Deborah Kuhns

      The Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is simply divine. The black cherry notes are complemented by a hint of licorice and tobacco.

    6. Michael Wilson

      The Altamura Wines are amazing. The Cabernet Sauvignon is packed with raspberry and mint flavors, making it a refreshing choice.

    7. Mary Marquez

      Altamura Napa has produced another winner. The Cabernet Sauvignon is brimming with black fruit and earthy flavors, with a subtle hint of cedar.

    8. Cynthia Bekis

      The Altamura Napa Cabernet Sauvignon is a treat. The strawberry and cigar box notes make for a fascinating experience.

    9. James Smith

      Altamura Wines has outdone itself with the Cabernet Sauvignon. The coffee and smoke notes add a unique twist to this classic wine.

    10. Dorothy Kinkelaar

      Altamura Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine lover’s dream. The red fruit, pepper, and fig flavors are impressively balanced.

    11. Molly Gray

      The Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon is a delight. The blackcurrant and cocoa flavors make for a rich, full-bodied wine.

    12. Robert Hurst

      The Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is a unique blend of dark chocolate and cinnamon, with a hint of baking spice.

    13. Helen Ivey

      I’ve enjoyed the Altamura Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The dark fruit and blueberry notes are a treat to the palate.

    14. Brian Cunningham

      The 2018 Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon is full-bodied and rich. The cherry and chocolate notes are smooth, with a hint of leather.

    15. James Anderson

      Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon brings together flavors of graphite and oak in a delightful blend. It’s a must-have for any wine enthusiast.

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    Critical Acclaim

    JD 91
    Jeb Dunnuck
    The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a charming, sweetly fruited effort with loads of character. First produced in 1985 and all from estate fruit, aged in 70% new barrels, its healthy purple hue is followed by forward notes of redcurrants, darker berries, tobacco leaf, and loamy earth. Medium to full-bodied, with a layered, sexy, rounded style on the palate, it's perfect for enjoying any time over the coming 10-12 years or more.
    WI 96
    The Wine Independent
    The 2018 Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aqnd is deep-garnet purple in color. It slowly unfurls to reveal intense scents of blackcurrant cordial, blackberry preserves, and dried lavender, plus suggestions of crushed rocks and black olives. Full-bodied, the palate delivers vibrant, lively black fruit and mineral layers, supported by velvety tannins, finishing long and fragrant....located on Wooden Valley Road, Altamura is a working ranch that has been owned and managed by the same family since 1855.

    What does Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Smooth
    Tannic
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    leather, earthy, cocoa

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, red fruit, raspberry

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, chocolate, vanilla

    apple, pear, spiced pear

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    plum, blackberry, dark fruit

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    licorice, pepper, cinnamon

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    citrus, lemon peel, orange

    cream, cheese, oil

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    hay, grass, bell pepper

    fig, raisin, prune

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    violet, lavender, rose petal

    Food Pairing with Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

    Our wine experts think this Bold and Structured Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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