(From 2010 Vintage) Ripe and concentrated with the intense Wooden Valley fruit that you've come to love. A beautiful rich texture, dense blackberry, melted black licorice, touches of cinnamon, and baking spice. In winemaker Frank Altamura's opinion, their best effort to date.
(From 2004 Vintage) The wine is beautifully impressive, with a deep ruby/purple color and notes of loamy soil intermixed with creme de cassis, cedar, and licorice. The wine is full-bodied, powerful, but beautifully nuanced and nicely structured, with sweet, silky tannins.
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Wine 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