2007 Altvs Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Rutherford
Drink between 2012 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 46

  • tward Likes this wine: (90 points)

    March 11, 2017 - Very nice, very easy to drink, smooth. Nicely combines a ripe, fruit-driven style with some stem, pencil led, and dried herbs. Some sweetness from the oak, but not overdone there. Contains its 14.8% abv very well. Fairly modern style and not notably complex. Drank after decanting about an hour. This is sturdy and could lay down for years more, unsure of further development.

  • Geaux Likes this wine: (93 points)

    December 11, 2016 - PnP with decant and drank over 60 min. Tasted like a baby Merus. Whooped ass vs a 2005 Meteor reserve. Perfume nose with blue and blackberry liqueur notes. Faint tannins. This was a good wine.

  • Geaux Likes this wine: (92 points)

    November 17, 2016 - Heavy earthy notes on open after a soft crumbling cork. Wines was intact and ready to roll after 60 min decant. Heavy blackberry notes without being jammy, think sugar free jam. Graphite and pencil shavings with a medium finish that just halted and didn't linger.

  • Geaux Likes this wine: (93 points)

    July 11, 2016 - Napa Visit 2016; 7/10/2016-7/13/2016: PnP, could use some air, but was fantastic out of bottle. Good mix of tannins, oak, and red fruit, along with black plum liqueur, all mixed without being overdone. A lovely wine. Great nose of floral, fruit and perfume. Well integrated across the board. Can definitely see the tie to Merus. 93 pts

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  • Mezz Likes this wine: (94 points)

    May 10, 2016 - Soft and jammy. The top of the cork was def rotted, but the wine side was intact. Extracted with an Ah-So prong opener. Nose is so very lush but time has subdued any overt sharp edges. The fruit is both fresh and jammy, red dominant with cherry and raspberry. There is some cassis texture and a character of fine grained tannin integrated with a hint of good acidity. Still structural but the huge sediment has left the wine with transparency. Graphite and just a touch of cola. The finish is long, still good enough for steak, but a note of bricking with a nuance of reductive character and a mild oxidation leads me to advise against further aging. This beast is as good as its going to get, get it down your neck! 93-94 solid, a big, overblown, textbook Napa, hedonistic and on its way to pasture.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

    (Altus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Altvs
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Rutherford

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 306 (44%)
  • Consumed 382 (56%)

Food Pairing

Spinacha and Turkey Wonton

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