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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 91408)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $8.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 85 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Sourced from Bodega Catena Zapata's high-altitude vineyards in Mendoza, the Alamos line is consistent in quality and value year after year. From the vineyard to the winery, the Alamos wines are made to emphasize varietal fruit character with the most gentle and minimal handling of the grapes. The wines have ripe forward fruit with soft, sweet tannins that make them highly approachable upon release.

The 2006 Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon presents a dark purple color with garnet tones. The nose is explosive, with red fruit flavors, sweet spice and a touch of fresh mint. The mouthfeel is full yet soft, with red currant and cassis fruit layered with notes of cigar box, leather and light notes of eucalyptus. The finish is focused, with finely grained tannins adding structure and length.

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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.