2002 Altamura Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
Before your first sip of the 2002 Altamura Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon think carefully about where you are and who you are with because this memory is going to be with you for a very long time. Pour this wine into a glass and you’ll be immediately impressed by the deep saturated pigmentation that clings to the side of the glass. Inhale and fill all of your senses with the dark aromas of truffles, club room leather and briary dark fruits of late summer. Just below the surface is the promise of an intense first taste. Unfolding on your palate are well-integrated flavors of black cherry, blackberry, cocoa and currant all delivered on waves of toasty oak, fresh acidity and elegant long chain, fine grained tannins. A seemingly endless finish will secure this wine on your short list of top notch, memorable Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons.
ROBERT PARKER REVIEW: An impressive Cabernet Sauvignon with notes of coffee bean, black currant, chocolate, and sandalwood, the wine is elegant, full-bodied, and expansive and fleshy, very much in keeping with this vintage, which I think is one of the great ones for Napa Cabernet. Drink it over the next 15 or so years.