Altvs Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 - Kona Wine Market

Altvs Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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Altvs Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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From the same fruit sources as the Merus bottling, the Altus comes from selecting barrels that showcase fruit and pure varietal character and a tannin profile that is more feminine than masculine within the context of the vintage. As the 2012 vintage was massive in structure, so is the 2012 Altus. While this bold wine opens up it is filled with layer upon layer of chocolate, black currant (cassis), cedar, and licorice root. It is super-soft, intensely flavored, and mouthwatering.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Altvs
Alcohol/vol 14.7%
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Wine EnthusiastThis wine rewards in full-bodied weight and lushness, its color additionally dark and brooding thanks to the addition of 11% Petit Verdot. Compost tea and a sanguine, meaty character combine forces against pillowy tannin and a length and breadth of complexity, finishing in pomegranate and cassis. Drink now through 2020.

Virginie Boone, December 1, 2016
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Wine SpectatorThough pure, rich and dense, the tannins are the salient feature at this stage, framing the currant and blackberry flavors and lending this structure. Drink now through 2028. 1,660 cases made.

James Laube, 2016