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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Alta Vista Alto 2009
Alta Vista Alto 2009
(search item no. 118337)
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $95.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Shows complex black fruit aromas, with spice and chocolate notes. The flavors are concentrated, yet elegant and expressive, with silky tannins and a long, intense finish.

As with any great wine, Alto will show at its best when served with the finest foods that are simply prepared. A filet mignon or Chateaubriand grilled medium-rare are perfect, as are lechazo, roast suckling baby lamb or grilled chuletas de cordero, lamb chops.

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About Alta Vista:

Founded in 1997 and owned by the d'Aulan family, former owners of the Piper-Heidsieck Champagne house, Alta Vista is guided by the philosophy of expressing the best terroirs of Argentina and highlighting the typical Argentine varieties: Malbec and Torrontes. The winemaking team's system of terroir management led Alta Vista to produce the very first single-vineyard Malbecs in Argentina. Alta Vista has gained the respect of other wine professionals both in Argentina and in other wine-producing countries on the basis of the quality of its wines, which have been internationally classified as being among Argentina's finest.