Red

2012 Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2016 - 2027 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 89

  • Eantnay Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 18, 2020 - PnP with prime strip steak. Lovely nose of dark berries, rich, and mouth coating with sweet tannin, however some heat on the finish was evident.

  • dream Does not like this wine: 70 points

    July 29, 2020 - I couldn’t drink it no matter how much I tried to put my prejudices aside. Tastes more like chocolate pudding than wine to me.

  • MariusA Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 18, 2020 - Altamura is the quintessential Napa Cabernet in my mind. It's a in-your-face fruit bomb and it makes no apologies for it. However, it's got plenty of structure to balance the wine out , which allows it to age surprisingly well. If your preference is finesse (e.g. older Bordeaux) or Pinots with mouth puckering acidity (e.g. Burgundy), this isn't your wine (see note from "dream" for support of this argument).
    What's so remarkable about Altamura cabs is the consistency from year to year. I've purchased cases every year of this wine and it delivers every time. My favorite years are '04, '06, '07, '08, and '12.

  • MAXIMUM SATISFACTION wrote: 93 points

    July 6, 2020 - Silky smooth with everything fully resolved and at peak drinking. Juicy red fruit centric with Swisher Sweet tobacco accenting. Nothing not to like here and 2-3 years remaining.

  • winejnky Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 4, 2020 - Top notch Cali Cab year after year. Wish it wasn’t so expensive but definitely understand why.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Altamura
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 000002728353, 000002834115, 607531398110

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,869 (58%)
  • Consumed 1,328 (42%)

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94% Like It  69 votes

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