WTN: 2000 Montes Alpha M Apalta Valley Colchagua Chile. 14% alcohol. Cabernet Sauvignon 80% + Cabernet Franc 10% + Merlot 5% and Petit Verdot 5%. $55. This winery was formed by four partners; according to the label, the "montes" is a solid granite mountain covered with native oak trees.
Deep red color; light hue; very good fruit and spice aroma; intense berry taste with black pepper and herb notes; mild tannins; medium mouth feel; relatively short finish, but very pleasant, with an overall impression of elegance and excitement. A very nice wine drinking very well now. I'm not sure, but a few more years may add a bit of complexity. 4*.