Original
113 Ratings
Montes Alpha Series Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Details

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) Medium red. Cherry and raspberry aromas are complicated by sexy oak spices, rose and licorice. Fresh and nervy, with vivid red fruit flavors, silky texture and slow-building sweetness. The long finish leaves a strong note of vanilla behind.

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    14.5% strong &bitter bite at first grainy aftertaist almost a liquire

    over 7 years
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    very dry and tannic.

    over 6 years
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    87 rating. Drink.

    about 7 years
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    no body or taste

    over 7 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 171 on Jun-07
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 02/08
  • Wine Spectator
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/99
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/01