Altamura

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3541 ratings
9.367 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Cody Short

Big, chocolate, dark fruits and like most 2012’s, drinking well in its youth.

Big, chocolate, dark fruits and like most 2012’s, drinking well in its youth.

Apr 15th, 2018
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
Mike R
9.4

Maybe it because back home- maybe because I am drinking a well rested and well taken care bottle of wine or maybe because it is a Big Bold Beautiful Napa Cab or all of the above but

This wine is singing to me and I am singing back - "that's the way I like it"

Color is dark ruby thick as a meaty steak - the smell opens with a mild smoky oak and blueberry bouquet which I love the blue fruit - The taste on my palate is between a medium / big bodied taste with a balanced and very fruit forward mouth watering experience - it has flavors of ripe blueberries and blackberries with I think includes raspberries as well - fruit loaded for sure

The finish is loooong, smooth / dry and its mild fine tannins and flavors linger slightly but in harmony - best to tame this with a Kobe steak but enjoy as a standalone - this is a relaxing wine - one that you have to relax as a storm approaches or to celebrate an awesome inspiring moment - "I'm a believer"

Will last 10 years easy - all SMILES tonight

Maybe it because back home- maybe because I am drinking a well rested and well taken care bottle of wine or maybe because it is a Big Bold Beautiful Napa Cab or all of the above but

This wine is singing to me and I am singing back - "that's the way I like it"

Color is dark ruby thick as a meaty steak - the smell opens with a mild smoky oak and blueberry bouquet which I love the blue fruit - The taste on my palate is between a medium / big bodied taste with a balanced and very fruit forward mouth watering experience - it has flavors of ripe blueberries and blackberries with I think includes raspberries as well - fruit loaded for sure

The finish is loooong, smooth / dry and its mild fine tannins and flavors linger slightly but in harmony - best to tame this with a Kobe steak but enjoy as a standalone - this is a relaxing wine - one that you have to relax as a storm approaches or to celebrate an awesome inspiring moment - "I'm a believer"

Will last 10 years easy - all SMILES tonight

Aug 23rd, 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
Mike R
9.4

Thanks @Janet Ross as last night was too much fun and still smiling this morning

Thanks @Janet Ross as last night was too much fun and still smiling this morning

Feb 19th, 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