Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

The wine that sent me down the rabbit hole. Not sure if it was the silky texture, boysenberry and licorice flavors, or the chocolate. In my mind the 2012 Altamura was brilliance in a glass and I needed to learn more.

Altamura Ranch is located in Wooden Valley. The valley is described as a small, almost round valley, approximately two miles wide at its widest point and located 9 miles northeast of the town of Napa within the Napa Valley appellation. It is is bordered by the Vaca Range to the east and “Napa Mountain” to the west.

I will always remember the first time I enjoyed this wine. Fairly confident I could pick this wine blind. The 2013 is just as good as the first time.
— 2 months ago

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Great producer!


Negroamaro 2006

Double whammy deliciousness! — 5 years ago

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Harlan Estate

The Maiden Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

Dead ringer for an Altamura cab with a touch more fruit. Plush. — 7 years ago

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Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Tropical fruit but not super ripe, rich with body and texture. — a month ago

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Sullivan Vineyards

Estate Grown Rutherford Petit Verdot 2016

Recommended by Chris at Specs. Is not smooth like Altamura or Cymus — a year ago

Lewis Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 vintage.... beautiful fruit forward Napa cab in Altamura style!! Hedonistic dark berry bomb... — 6 years ago

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Kelley Kalivoda Mewissen

Kelley Kalivoda Mewissen

Wish I was there! 🍷
Laith A

Laith A

Wish you were too 🍷!


Napa Valley Sangiovese 2013

Good fruit/oak combo, bright and silky, slightly hot. — 5 months ago


Napa Valley Nebbiolo 2008

Solid Nebbiolo after 14 years. But Altamira is just too darn expensive. — 9 months ago


Estate Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Great classic Napa cab, in the style of Altamura and Caymus — 6 years ago

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Caymus Vineyards

Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Amazing and full bodied!! Concentrated black fruit flavored.. Nice long finish! Tasted side to side to the 2012 Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon.. The Caymus was a bit better!! — 7 years ago

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