Highly aromatic with notes of dark fruit, leather, spice and licorice.
The palate features all of the above plus cocoa, berries and graham crackers. The tannins are present, but
integrated. This is bold wine with well-integrated tannins and great aging potential.
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 benchland vineyards up and down Napa
Valley. Our style emphasizes balance, fruit purity and intensity.
Throughout the spring and summer months of 2009 we experienced relatively mild weather. A heavy
rainstorm in October caused some concern, but fortunately the Cabernet clusters were loosely packed
and once the rain cleared, we were able to harvest a healthy crop of clean fruit. Since there were no real
heat spikes during the growing season, the grapes possessed phenolic maturity and ripeness without
Altvs is bottled unfiltered
20 month in French Oak, 50% new; Bottled Unfiltered.
The 2009 Altvs is opaque.