Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


SKU 03017


With its usual ruby-red color, this Cabernet Sauvignon strongly shows its Colchagua DNA with potent notes of ripe red fruits, cherries in syrup, blackcurrants, and a touch of jam. Its 12 months in contact with French oak lent complexity with clear dairy notes, a touch of nutmeg, and rich toast. Like the best Cabernets, a touch of tobacco is intermingled with its fruity character. The palate is well balanced with round tannins, good general structure, and a long and elegant finish that required diverse fermentation techniques such as a submerged cap, which allows us to extract color and tannins very gently. Food Pairing: Highly recommended with red meats, Mongolian beef, spaghetti with Bolognese sauce, and lambchops with Cabernet and mushroom sauce.
Category Red Wine
Country Chile
Region Colchagua
Brand Montes
Alcohol/vol 14.3%
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorA fleshy red, with concentrated flavors of dark plum, red currant and dried raspberry. Notes of dried meat and mocha show on the finish, accented by chocolate and mint hints. Drink now through 2020. 11,000 cases imported.

Kim Marcus, May 31, 2016
  • wa88

Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon showed quite closed, a little restrained with some berries and nothing really spectacular. The palate follows the same line, medium-bodied with noticeable tannins, seamless, drier than the cheaper bottlings. 720,000 bottles.

Luis Gutierrez, December 2015