Friday, July 18, 2008

Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Wine Review


Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2006. I guess I'm catching up on the wines we have been drinking. And this one was an excellent wine which stood well on it own. It had a beautiful color and a wonderful full bouquet with a long finish.

Tasting 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.

We enjoyed this wine with a full bodied fish and steak dinner (surf and turf): the fish was breaded and fried King Mackerel and the turf was very tender tenderloin kabobs done on the grill. The starch was a sweet potato. The wine held up well and enhanced itself and the food.

Recommendation: A special wine for a special occasion. At about $16 (for a good buy but seen in the $25 range) it is not inexpensive but carries itself like much more expensive wines. A definite quality wine that should be included in many meals.

See the review of the 2008 vintage ofthis wine here.

5 comments:

Peter said...

Would this be a serious cellar wine? if so, what would be its sweet spot?

Peter said...

Would this be a serious cellar wine? If so, what is the sweet spot for drinking? thx!

saltxl said...

My own wine specialist told me that it could be cellard for approx. 10 years.

Sam Klingberg said...

Couldn't agree more, its an incredibly serious wine at under twenty. I usually see it around 19 up here in Chicago. I reviewed it on my blog as well.

And I agree, this wine could probably lay down about ten, but I don't know when the "sweet" spot might be.

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