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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
(search item no. 40869)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $64.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 The Wine News rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Altamura crafted a truly wonderful Cabernet from the underrated '98 vintage. This wine is drinking beautifully right now - and you'll rarely come across a better Cabernet for the price than this one. Limited - get some while it's still around!
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About Altamura Vineyards:

Established in 1985 by Frank and Karen Altamura, Altamura Vineyards and Winery is the sole winery situated in the historical farming region of Wooden Valley, located within the eastern foothills of famed Napa Valley. Altamura is the first to capture the unique characteristics of Wooden Valley in a bottling. Napa native Frank and Karen have a decidedly hands-on approach to every step of the growing and winemaking process. Thus, a natural production limit is established and the wines reflect the Altamuras' deep commitment to reflecting the terroir of their Wooden Valley Ranch.