Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Deep, intense ruby red with a striking violet tone. The nose of this wine shows its habitual elegance and exhibits potent aromas of ripe red and black fruits such as plums, figs, and blackberries. Soft notes of black pepper and charcuterie intermingle with interesting aromas of tobacco and butterscotch from the French oak, which lend complexity and heighten the seductive aromatic profile of this classic Chilean wine. The robust palate is very well balanced with nicely rounded tannins. Its excellent structure and volume lead to a remarkable and pleasing finish that is very consistent with the nose. Highly recommended with red meats, stir-fried beef, spaghetti with Bolognese sauce, and lamb chops with Cabernet-mushroom sauce.
Wine SpectatorThe flavors of red currant and dried cherry stretch out nicely, with notes of sage and cream. Dried savory accents linger on the finish, with white pepper hints. Drink now through 2019. 60,000 cases made.