The Wines ...
|Montes 1999 Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon|
a 16 year old bottle of Cab from Chile
Yes there's a dryness to the wine and the fruit: dried strawberry and cherry,
with oak notes and pencil shavings, but smooth; this one still has plenty of life.
|Montes 2011 Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon ($19.95)|
the last year of irrigation
Cherry, plum, strawberry, chocolate, spice, mocha; good spice with
a dry tannin finish - this one is enjoyable now til 2018. (****)