The nose is lush and
generous with huckleberry, blueberry, crème de cassis, crushed rocks, and cinnamon
.The palate is a
seamless fabric of acidity, wood, tannin, and alcohol.The finish is full, long, velvety and elegant.While
the unusual opulence and structure of this wine allow it to be consumed in its youth, it will continue to
evolve and improve over the next decade
2007 marks our second vintage of Altvs, a handcrafted, small-production, Napa Valley Cabernet
Sauvignon.This elegant wine features fruit from a handful of selected rows within our favorite vineyards
located from Coombsville to St.Helena.
Small portions of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot,
and Malbec were incorporated for added color, texture, aromatics and complexity. The 2007 Altvs Cabernet delivers balance, finesse and intense fruit concentration.
Altvs is bottled unfiltered.
The wine underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel.
Altvs was aged for 18 months in 100% French oak barrels (50% new and 50% one-year-old from Merus).