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Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon, Apalta, Chile

Wine Notes

Indicative blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot

Average Price $18 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

Search Rank 988 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 988th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 655th

Price History for Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon, Apalta, Chile
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Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon (often shortened to "Cab Sav" or even just "Cab") is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. The product of a natural crossing of key Bordeaux grape varieties Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon's DNA was profiled only as recently as 1997, by researchers in California. Most wine authorities agree that the crossing happened only in the past few centuries, making the variety's current fame all the more impressive. From its origins around the Medoc, the Cabern ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • Apalta wine region

    Apalta is a wine-producing region within Chile's Colchagua Valley. The valley is home to some of the country's most famous producers, Montes and Casa Lapostolle among them. Apalta wines are highly sought-after and are most often made from the classic varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere and Syrah.

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  • Colchagua Valley wine region

    Colchagua Valley is a wine-producing region in central Chile. The desirable terroir of the region and a lot of marketing know-how have combined to make this one of Chile's most important wine regions, along with Maipo Valley in the north. Some of Chile's most prestigious wines are made in Colchagua, mostly from ... more

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