Deep purple and ruby highlights, followed by intense, concentrated aromas of blackberry, vanilla and baking spices. Waves of rich black fruit wash over the palate, with complex layers of cedar and tobacco.
This 2016 Altvs is a delicious bottle of wine. Compared with Merus, it is more classically Cabernet Sauvignon, not as opulent but with great length and ageability. Buy several cases and drink them over the next 20 to 30 years.
Elegant aromas of dried cranberries, bergamot tea and vanilla wafer. Ripe and round tannins with flavors of black cherry, baking spices and dried herbs. Bright berry fruit, loamy earth and a slight sweetness imparted by the oak.
Rich aromas of dark berry fruits, espresso and violet. Flavors of plum, black currant, and blackberry jam meld together with savory leather and mocha. Refined, polished tannins with amazing structure and depth.
Nose of black currant, plum, anise and violet. Refined and polished tannins provide amazing structure and depth complementing flavors of dark plum, black currant, blackberry, savory leather and dark chocolate.
Intense aromas of blackberry, anise, tobacco leaf and dark chocolate. The palate is rich and savory, with layered flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate, and leather with oak influences of vanilla and toast.
Full-bodied with aromas of honeydew melon, fresh citrus and yellow pear. Flavors of baked apple and fresh crème brûlée coat the palate with bright notes of Meyer lemon. A vibrant and satisfying finish offers lingering minerality.
Aromas of dark cassis and ripe strawberry, accompanied by additional notes of blackberry and vanilla. While intense in color, the mouth feel is surprisingly soft and well balanced with flavors of bright Bing cherry and spice.
Rose petal on the nose highlight citrus components of lemon and grapefruit. Flavors of fresh lime, lemon zest, and green apple mingle on the mid-palate, rounding out a medium-bodied mouthfeel with a refreshing, bright finish.
A singularly delicious wine with deep dark fruit aromas. Reveals classic black currant and berry syrup aromas. The tannin, acid, and alcohol are in such balance that wine feels sweet, though it is bone dry.