Wine Spectator 88 points - Intense and spicy without being weighty, this shows mineral and cedar-laced currant and blackberry flavors, ending with a graceful, elegant finish. Drink now through 2019. 2,006 cases made.-JL
(May 31 2013)
Altvs is a project begun with the 2005 vintage at Merus winery in the Napa Valley. The idea: to produce hand crafted, small lot Cabernet Sauvignon based wines that celebrate the hedonistic qualities of lushness, density and ripeness while remaining true to the intensity and power of modern day Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. In a very short time since its initial release, Altvs has captured the imagination of an international audience, garnering critical acclaim through the world of fine wine.