Altamura

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.372 ratings
9.214 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.4

First off Merry Christmas and 4 plus years ago I had this wine so I felt it appropriate to reproduce my notes from then as this is exactly the same - loved this wine so here we go

maybe because I am drinking a well rested and well taken care bottle of wine or maybe because it is a Big Bold Beautiful Napa Cab or all of the above but

This wine is singing to me and I am singing back - "that's the way I like it"

Color is dark ruby thick as a meaty steak - the smell opens with a mild smoky oak and blueberry bouquet which I love the blue fruit - The taste on my palate is between a medium / big bodied taste with a balanced and very fruit forward mouth watering experience - it has
flavors of ripe blueberries and blackberries with I think includes raspberries as well - fruit loaded for sure The finish is loooong, smooth / dry and its mild fine tannins and flavors linger slightly but in harmony - best to
tame this with a Kobe steak but enjoy as a standalone - this is a relaxing wine - one that you have to relax as a storm approaches or to celebrate an awesome inspiring moment - "I'm a believer

Will last 10 years easy - all SMILES tonight

That is as retro as it gets for me - ALL SMILES

Last thing is be on the lookout as “we are getting the band back” and “we are on a mission from God” - can’t wait
@Bill Bender In San Diego - go Wolfpack - any others there for the East vs West coast event - reach out and will share some epic stuff I promise
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First off Merry Christmas and 4 plus years ago I had this wine so I felt it appropriate to reproduce my notes from then as this is exactly the same - loved this wine so here we go

maybe because I am drinking a well rested and well taken care bottle of wine or maybe because it is a Big Bold Beautiful Napa Cab or all of the above but

This wine is singing to me and I am singing back - "that's the way I like it"

Color is dark ruby thick as a meaty steak - the smell opens with a mild smoky oak and blueberry bouquet which I love the blue fruit - The taste on my palate is between a medium / big bodied taste with a balanced and very fruit forward mouth watering experience - it has
flavors of ripe blueberries and blackberries with I think includes raspberries as well - fruit loaded for sure The finish is loooong, smooth / dry and its mild fine tannins and flavors linger slightly but in harmony - best to
tame this with a Kobe steak but enjoy as a standalone - this is a relaxing wine - one that you have to relax as a storm approaches or to celebrate an awesome inspiring moment - "I'm a believer

Will last 10 years easy - all SMILES tonight

That is as retro as it gets for me - ALL SMILES

Last thing is be on the lookout as “we are getting the band back” and “we are on a mission from God” - can’t wait
@Bill Bender In San Diego - go Wolfpack - any others there for the East vs West coast event - reach out and will share some epic stuff I promise
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Dec 25th, 2021
Mike R
9.4

Maybe it because back home- maybe because I am drinking a well rested and well taken care bottle of wine or maybe because it is a Big Bold Beautiful Napa Cab or all of the above but

This wine is singing to me and I am singing back - "that's the way I like it"

Color is dark ruby thick as a meaty steak - the smell opens with a mild smoky oak and blueberry bouquet which I love the blue fruit - The taste on my palate is between a medium / big bodied taste with a balanced and very fruit forward mouth watering experience - it has flavors of ripe blueberries and blackberries with I think includes raspberries as well - fruit loaded for sure

The finish is loooong, smooth / dry and its mild fine tannins and flavors linger slightly but in harmony - best to tame this with a Kobe steak but enjoy as a standalone - this is a relaxing wine - one that you have to relax as a storm approaches or to celebrate an awesome inspiring moment - "I'm a believer"

Will last 10 years easy - all SMILES tonight

Maybe it because back home- maybe because I am drinking a well rested and well taken care bottle of wine or maybe because it is a Big Bold Beautiful Napa Cab or all of the above but

This wine is singing to me and I am singing back - "that's the way I like it"

Color is dark ruby thick as a meaty steak - the smell opens with a mild smoky oak and blueberry bouquet which I love the blue fruit - The taste on my palate is between a medium / big bodied taste with a balanced and very fruit forward mouth watering experience - it has flavors of ripe blueberries and blackberries with I think includes raspberries as well - fruit loaded for sure

The finish is loooong, smooth / dry and its mild fine tannins and flavors linger slightly but in harmony - best to tame this with a Kobe steak but enjoy as a standalone - this is a relaxing wine - one that you have to relax as a storm approaches or to celebrate an awesome inspiring moment - "I'm a believer"

Will last 10 years easy - all SMILES tonight

1 person found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2017
Mike R
9.4

Thanks @Janet Ross as last night was too much fun and still smiling this morning

Thanks @Janet Ross as last night was too much fun and still smiling this morning

Feb 19th, 2017
Mike R
9.3

Good to last drop and keep me smiling fit the entire time - last wine till Sunday night as getting ready for my first 10k Sunday morning - a little nervous

Good to last drop and keep me smiling fit the entire time - last wine till Sunday night as getting ready for my first 10k Sunday morning - a little nervous

Nov 4th, 2016
Bia Rich

Beautiful nose, very powerful cab once decanted for a couple hours

Beautiful nose, very powerful cab once decanted for a couple hours

Oct 24th, 2014
Rafael Landestoy

Not bad not great. After a day full of ridunkulous cabs, everything else falls short.

Not bad not great. After a day full of ridunkulous cabs, everything else falls short.

Aug 18th, 2014
Bill Bender

Altamura is always a crowd pleaser among the non cork dork set but I wasn't feeling it myself tonight. Too much of too much tonight. Hold.

Altamura is always a crowd pleaser among the non cork dork set but I wasn't feeling it myself tonight. Too much of too much tonight. Hold.

Aug 8th, 2014
Laith A

Delicious and always reliable!

Delicious and always reliable!

May 24th, 2021
Eric

Great “middle school” style. Bruised black fruit, burnt orange peel, cocoa, and a dash of brown sugar. Can’t beat the responsible pricing either. One more bottle to go 😢

Great “middle school” style. Bruised black fruit, burnt orange peel, cocoa, and a dash of brown sugar. Can’t beat the responsible pricing either. One more bottle to go 😢

Dec 4th, 2017
Eric

Steady ass kicking eddie.

Steady ass kicking eddie.

Jul 21st, 2017