Altamura

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3508 ratings
9.364 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Brandon Jamieson

Tasting room Lead/Wine Educator/Sommelier at The Winemakers Studio at Wente Vineyards

9.2

Jammy, juicy and really fruit forward.

Jammy, juicy and really fruit forward.

Nov 2nd, 2017
Hilary McCown

Forgotten cellar wine #9766. Was skeptical about the 2000 vintage lasting so long, but for naught. Tertiary qualities predominate, but opened up with cherry cola, leather, dried plum, soft tannins but decent acids, mocha...glad I opened it!

Forgotten cellar wine #9766. Was skeptical about the 2000 vintage lasting so long, but for naught. Tertiary qualities predominate, but opened up with cherry cola, leather, dried plum, soft tannins but decent acids, mocha...glad I opened it!

1 person found it helpfulJul 10th, 2016
Rick Z
9.5

Scratch it folks ......an hour in the decanter. .....every bit of 95+ ......perfect melding of cherries, plums, and much more......delicious.... Think Parker and WS had it right!

Scratch it folks ......an hour in the decanter. .....every bit of 95+ ......perfect melding of cherries, plums, and much more......delicious.... Think Parker and WS had it right!

1 person found it helpfulJun 15th, 2016
Bernard Rethore

Owner, Fion Wines

9.0

Ya I remember you. Where have you been all these years? Oh, Mr. Fish and I found you when the distributor was going bust and could not find you a home. Score one for the good guys from the Great Recession. We gave you a place to sit quietly in retirement. And, you rewarded us for our patience. Next up the 2007!

Ya I remember you. Where have you been all these years? Oh, Mr. Fish and I found you when the distributor was going bust and could not find you a home. Score one for the good guys from the Great Recession. We gave you a place to sit quietly in retirement. And, you rewarded us for our patience. Next up the 2007!

1 person found it helpfulMay 12th, 2016
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.4

Needs a little more time, but opens up after an hour. Love this boutique producer.

Needs a little more time, but opens up after an hour. Love this boutique producer.

1 person found it helpfulMar 13th, 2016
Stephen Carney

Beautiful 16 year old Altamura Cab!

Beautiful 16 year old Altamura Cab!

Mar 12th, 2017
James Dale

Super smoky, earthy, and bbq-y, yet with blueberry and strawberry preserve. Excellent with bloody red meat. In your face.

Super smoky, earthy, and bbq-y, yet with blueberry and strawberry preserve. Excellent with bloody red meat. In your face.

Feb 14th, 2017
Adam Jesberger

Lackluster

Lackluster

Jan 10th, 2016
Zach Cherry

Account Manager Worldwide Wine & Spirits

7.4

Meh. Over extracted and boring. Pruny without acid, extremely round and lacking any edges whatsoever. Terrible, when compared to the beauty of the 05. 07 wasn't the best year for every one, and this is the evidence.

Meh. Over extracted and boring. Pruny without acid, extremely round and lacking any edges whatsoever. Terrible, when compared to the beauty of the 05. 07 wasn't the best year for every one, and this is the evidence.

Nov 29th, 2015
Valentina Abbona

Wine Experience 2015

Wine Experience 2015

Oct 25th, 2015