Altus

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2135 ratings
8.920 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
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
Kevin Ortzman

Tasty cab with big juicy plum and spices.

Tasty cab with big juicy plum and spices.

Sep 28th, 2016
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
Roy Goble

Low score reflects a bad cork.

Low score reflects a bad cork.

Jun 25th, 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
Henry Fuseler

A great Napa Cab. Bold flavor great body. Such a good finish. 8/18

A great Napa Cab. Bold flavor great body. Such a good finish. 8/18

Aug 13th, 2018