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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
(search item no. 52605)
Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 85 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

From the vineyard to the winery, Alamos Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon is made to emphasize varietal fruit character. The cool evening tempratures in Catenas high altitude vineyards allow for prolonged hang-time, preserving the fruits full spectrum of aromas and flavors. At the winery, the grapes are gently destemmed (only free-run juice is used) and fermentation temperatures are carefully controlled. Two to four year old barrels are used to age the wine, which is only lightly fined.

The results of this careful handling is a wine with a deep nose, intense reddish-purple color and a concentrated nose of plum and blackberry fruit, laced with essence of hazelnut and nuances of cedar, cigar box and chocolate. The palate is medium to full bodied, with mature tannins and a long finish. Ready to drink now and over the next 2-5 years. -José Galante, Chief Winemaker

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About Alamos:

From the vineyard to the winery, the Alamos wines are made to emphasize varietal fruit character. The cool evening temperatures in Catena's high altitude vineyards allow for prolonged hang time, preserving the fruit's full spectrum of aromas and flavors.

At the winery, the grapes are gently destemmed, fermentation temperatures are carefully controlled and two to four year old barrels are used to age the wines.