Nose

This 2014 is a singularly delicious bottle of wine with deep dark fruit aromas that lure you into the glass.

Palate

It opens up to reveal 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

Growing Conditions

Founded in 2005, Altvs produces small quantities of handmade Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. We source fruit from a handful of serious growers with hillside and bench land vineyards up and down Napa Valley. Our style emphasizes balance, fruit purity and intensity. The Altvs wines come from selecting barrels that showcase fruit and pure varietal character that is more feminine than masculine within the context of the vintage. Vintage 2014 was about as perfect as it can get. The fruit ripened in linear fashion without the usual heat spells that can cause dehydration. The yields were just under average, the berries small, and acids high. Vintage 2014 combines the fruit intensity of the 2012s with the perfume and grace of the 2013s. 80% of the fruit for this wine was sourced form Bennett Vineyard in Coombsville, 20% from Darms Lane Oak Knoll.

Harvest

The fruit was harvested from September 29 – November 2, 2014.

Bottling

Altvs is bottled unfiltered.

Aging

2 years in 80% new French Oak.