Altus

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2125 ratings
8.919 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
Erin Rasmussen

Elegant cedar, cocoa and dark berries. Beautiful, dusty tannins. Years ahead on this beauty. Merry Christmas from Oz!

Elegant cedar, cocoa and dark berries. Beautiful, dusty tannins. Years ahead on this beauty. Merry Christmas from Oz!

Dec 25th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1


Perfumed violets and dark fruits on the nose. Round lush entry moving to dry blackberries, black plum, stewed blueberries, dark cherries, creamed dark and regular raspberries, strong silky dark minerality, dusty tannin film on the palate, swede type leather, crushed dry stones and violets. Finishes round lush and full. Acidity and finish is better than the previous.


Perfumed violets and dark fruits on the nose. Round lush entry moving to dry blackberries, black plum, stewed blueberries, dark cherries, creamed dark and regular raspberries, strong silky dark minerality, dusty tannin film on the palate, swede type leather, crushed dry stones and violets. Finishes round lush and full. Acidity and finish is better than the previous.

Sep 17th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.9

Spice plum and violet nose. Round, lush, ruby, creamy blackberries, black plum, dark liqueur cherries, touch of blue fruit, tannins are soft, flushed out, almost non-existence, black licorice, violets, rich soft dark wet earth, nice acidity but it finishes short

Spice plum and violet nose. Round, lush, ruby, creamy blackberries, black plum, dark liqueur cherries, touch of blue fruit, tannins are soft, flushed out, almost non-existence, black licorice, violets, rich soft dark wet earth, nice acidity but it finishes short

Sep 17th, 2016
Charles Gibbs

Too subtle.

Too subtle.

Sep 12th, 2014
Steve Steese

Spiced vanilla and red currant on the nose. Red fruit and cedar and spice on the palate. Very approachable tannins...firm but approachable.

Spiced vanilla and red currant on the nose. Red fruit and cedar and spice on the palate. Very approachable tannins...firm but approachable.

Feb 18th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.0

This is the second label of merus but they buy the fruit for both of these labels

This is the second label of merus but they buy the fruit for both of these labels

Feb 15th, 2014
Chun SungBuhm

Very intese dark fruit, also dark in color. Fruits from coombsville.

Very intese dark fruit, also dark in color. Fruits from coombsville.

Dec 5th, 2012
Eric Adams

Nice for pizza night.

Nice for pizza night.

Feb 8th, 2018
Jason Murray

Christmas 2017 Dinner. Not as big as I thought it would be. But still a great wine.

Christmas 2017 Dinner. Not as big as I thought it would be. But still a great wine.

Dec 28th, 2017
Rochelle

Absolutely phenomenal on pour and better the next day just a big blueberry oak flavor with an extensive finish and excellent tannins

Absolutely phenomenal on pour and better the next day just a big blueberry oak flavor with an extensive finish and excellent tannins

Nov 12th, 2017