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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Montes Alpha Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Montes Alpha Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 98326)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 James Suckling rating: 89 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep ruby red color, the expression of cabernet sauvignon is evident providing structure and elegance. Lots of berries fruits and hints of tobacco and vanilla. Promising abundant soft rounded tannins. The structure and balance of this full bodied wine makes it very pleasant and enjoyable. A very sophisticated wine with a delightfully long finish.
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About Montes:

With the release of the first Montes Alpha wine back in 1988, Montes became one of the first premium wineries of Chile. Their premise, a clear belief that Chile had an untapped potential as a producer of quality wines, made them a benchmark for other wineries to follow. Its original four partners' total involvement and the continuous help of the angels that decorate their labels was key to their success. Two decades later, Montes is the fifth most important winery of Chile where Aurelio Montes continues leading the winemaking area with the same passion as the first day. Hard work and total focus on quality has led Montes to be one of the most successful and respected quality-driven wineries in Chile as they continue pioneering and breaking new grounds in wine.