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2007 Altvs Cabernet Sauvignon
- Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 43
The Ole Ball Coach 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 pts1 person found this helpful Comment
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.
Yack Man wrote: (91 points)
February 13, 2016 - As has been noted, the cork was dry rotted, but the wine was not spoiled with a good amount of sediment. Decent dark purple color with a slight hint of bricking. Dark ripe fruit, raisin, stewed prunes, and cassis. A good cab that may be near or borderline peaking. I have been drinking Cabs that have been showing big with good extraction, the 2013 Napa Cabs in particular and I hope that I'm not getting spoiled, but this one is a little thin by comparison. None the less a good wine.
AngryPrez Likes this wine: (94 points)
November 24, 2015 - Fantastic - amazing, off-the-charts aromatics - full-bodied and flavorful, agree with other tasting notes. Left about 1/3 of the bottle for the next night, but it fell apart - so time to drink up ...
webbaker Likes this wine: (96 points)
August 22, 2015 - Last bottle from my cellar. 6th tasting with consistent notes. As with other bottles, cork was dry rotted, but the wine was not spoiled. Large amount of small to fine sediment. Dark, rich fruit flavors, nice smokiness. Excellent example of the 2007 vintage and a truly awesome wine at the price point. Sorry to see it go. Buy it if you see it.
Pro Reviews 1
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)
(Altus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2007
- Type Red
- Producer Altvs
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Rutherford
- Pending Delivery 4 (1%)
- In Cellars 329 (48%)
- Consumed 348 (51%)
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