Saturday, May 15, 2010
Altamura Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Wine Review (NW)
Ripe dark berries and chocolate on the nose
Full bodied and richly textured on the palate
Velvety finish with silky tannins, blackberry, plum, and mocha
This wine was gorgeous from the first sip to the last. It's a big style Cab that's very polished with great texture and flavor. I highly recommend it for immediate enjoyment.
I got a great restaurant deal, paying $95 for this wine that retails for $80-85. These kind of deals are still available even as the restaurant business begins to rebound from last year's slump, but you need to look closely or ask a few questions. Most wines are a ridiculous rip-off in the pricing model that's so prevelent in the US. I would return to this restaurant just to order this wine again, which is considered an "under the radar" Cab garnering huge scores from the critics.
Raise a glass!