Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2010 Alta Vista Premium Cabernet Sauvignon is raised in used American oak. It has a rounded nose of blackberry, wild hedgerow and a touch of crushed violet. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, rounded tannins. It is very harmonious and pure with an (again) almost effervescent finish that is very seductive. Excellent. Drink now-2017. (Oct 2012)
Great wines are produced in unique places. Alta Vista’s 516 acres of estate vineyards are situated in the best terroirs of Mendoza and Salta, at 3,200 feet above sea level. Each vineyard receives expertise that is tailored to each grape variety via specific treatments called Terroir Management. Premium Cabernet Sauvignon completes a short maceration to enhance the wine’s optimal color and aromas while avoiding the extraction of harsh tannins. Part of the wine is aged for 12 months in American oak barrels, before an additional 3 months aging in bottle.
|Alta Vista is a French family-owned winery that focuses on the production of high altitude, site-specific wines. The family’s winemaking knowledge and passion, together with its former ownership of the famous champagne house Piper-Heidsieck, provided the impetus to create a harmonious French-Argentine fusion. Years of research brought them to the top growing regions of Mendoza, an area best suited for the creation of terroir-expression wines.