Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 95 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>
User Tasting Note
Fellow Drync'rWine Spectator - 31 May 2009 ALTAMURA Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2005 Score: 93 Release Price: $75 A ripe, juicy mix of black cherry, wild berry, plum and currant, this firms up midpalate and holds its focus, revealing greater depth and complexity and ending with a nice tight, tannic backbone. Drink now through 2016. 4,100 cases made. –JL
bobfranssen95 Points - Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) "The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon is a big, well-balanced red boasting a dense ruby/purple color as well as aromas of roasted herbs, creosote, licorice, black currants, cedar, and loamy soil. Dense and full-bodied with superb richness and power, and sweet tannins, it should drink well for two decades."
Fellow Drync'r95 pts. WA