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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 113218)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $95.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 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
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 vintage of this wine was ranked #5 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2010

Ripe and concentrated with the intense Wooden Valley fruit that you've come to love. The 2008 release is very similar style-wise to the 2007 vintage, but richer in texture, and in winemaker Frank Frank Altamura's opinion, their best effort to date.

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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.