Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Chile    South America   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Montes Alpha Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Montes Alpha Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 99310)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $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
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 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:

Aged for 12 months in French oak. Intense ruby in color with red fruits evocations of blackcurrant, chocolate and cigar box, in balance with well integrated oak. Of great complexity in the mouth, in mid palate is full bodied and balanced with a lasting persistence and a remarkable finish. Although a superb wine as it is, it may also be considered as a great wine for cellaring.

Decant at least 30 minutes, preferably one hour.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Montes:

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.