MONTES ALPHA Cabernet Sauvignon
A leader among Chilean Cabernets, aged for 12 months in French fine grain Allier oak barrels. Intense ruby color, with blackcurrant, chocolate and cigar box aromas; balanced with well-integrated oak. Great complexity of flavors in the mouth; mid-palate is full-bodied and balanced, with remarkably long finish. A superb wine ready to drink now, it can also be chosen for cellaring for future enjoyment. Our first 1987 vintage was singled out by the UK’s Wine magazine as one of the best 10-year-old red wines in the world.
2010Wine Advocate Robert Parker91 pointsDec. 20122009Wine Advocate Robert Parker89 pointsFeb. 20122008Guía Peñín, Spain91 pointsJan. 20122009Wine Enthusiast88 pointsDec. 20112008Wine Advocate90 pointsDec. 20102007Wine Spectator89 pointsMay 31, 2010
2007International Wine Review91 pointsFeb. 20102007Wine Enthusiast89 pointsSep. 20092007Robert Parker91 pointsJun. 20092006Wine Access90points
&Top 10 Smart BuyJun. 20092006Wine Enthusiast91 pointsDec. 31, 20082006Wine Advocate90 pointsOct. 2008
2006Wine News90 pointsAug. / Sep. 20082006The Beverage Dynamics National Retailer Wine Panel93 pointsNov. / Dec. 20082005Wine News92 pointsMar. / Apr. / May 20082005Wine Enthusiast89 pointsNov. 15. 2007
2005San Francisco Chronicle3 StarsAug. 17, 20072004Wine Spectator89 pointsMay 15, 2007
Wine and Food Attributes
Black currant, chocolate, black pepper, vanilla coffee.
Roasted pork tenderloin with fennel and mustard seed. Or pork belly, lovely richness as the wine has a beautiful acidity that will stand up to it.