2005 Montes Cabernet/Carmenere Apalta Vineyard - Printable Version

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- Drew - 10-31-2008 04:03 AM

70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Carmenere
Deep flavors of black fruit, currant, blackberry, dark cherry with hints of dark chocolate, tar and vanilla. Very balanced and full bodied the finish is long and persistant. Purchased a case for $13 per bottle. Also compared it to the 2006 which was not a buy for me. Much leaner and one dimentional. Wonderful QPR 14.5% Alc/vol.


- winoweenie - 10-31-2008 09:04 AM

Sounds like me cuppa'. Will see if my pusher has or can git this hummer. WW

- wondersofwine - 10-31-2008 11:54 AM

This is a wine we tasted at the Fayetteville Wine Society meeting last Monday but I'm not sure of the vintage. I think I have my notes in the car and if so will edit this later today. I was not too impressed with whatever vintage we tasted. My favorites of eight South American wines were the Catena Zapata Malbecs.
Oops. We didn't have this one of any vintage. We had the Montes Cherub Rose and a Montes Syrah. I was confusing it with a Carmenere-Carignan from another producer.

[This message has been edited by wondersofwine (edited 10-31-2008).]