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Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon Napa/Mendocino/Sonoma 2009

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Our goal is to allow the wine to develop its own depth and distinctive characteristics. Destemmed, whole berries are “cold soaked” for four days in open top fermenters, fermented to dry and left for 7 days of heated maceration. Twelve months of aging in French oak barrels develops a rounder, creamier texture in the wine. Soft vanilla overtones back aromatics thick with ripe plum and black currant fruit. This bright and robust wine with superb balance and structure is full of lush plum and cherry flavors, layered with soft, elegant fruit, rich texture and a mellow tannic backbone.

Region: USA » California » Mendocino

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Martin Ray Winery:
Martin Ray Winery started in Saratoga California in the WW2 era. Martin Ray was a viticulture student of Paul Masson. This location was established in 1881 as the Twin Fir Winery. This historic site is distinguished as the oldest winery in continuous operation in Sonoma County and one of the oldest wineries in California. Some of the old grape crush barns from the original days still exist. If ... Read more
Martin Ray Winery started in Saratoga California in the WW2 era. Martin Ray was a viticulture student of Paul Masson. This location was established in 1881 as the Twin Fir Winery. This historic site is distinguished as the oldest winery in continuous operation in Sonoma County and one of the oldest wineries in California. Some of the old grape crush barns from the original days still exist. If you are offered a tour of the old barns, gleefully accept the invitation. The Martin Ray Winery buildings would make a great movie locale. Check out the dozen old concrete vats. Each vat holds 33,000 gallons! Martin Ray Winery production began here in 2003. 9 varietals and some bulk wine blends are made. The reserve wines are silky smooth, loaded with flavor. Prices are very reasonable for these high quality wines. Read less

External Reviews for Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon Napa/Mendocino/Sonoma

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

Winemaker Notes - Our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 24 months in French oak barrels, begins with ever-changing aromas, characteristic of mountain fruit. Ripe plum and lush vanilla overtones back aromatics thick with exotic spice and black currant fruit. This opulent palate is reminiscent of classic Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon. This bright and robust wine with superb balance and structure is full of lush plum and cherry flavors, layered with vanilla oak that extend into an elegant finish.



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Our goal is to allow the wine to develop its own depth and distinctive characteristics. Destemmed, whole berries are “cold soaked” for four days in open top fermenters, fermented to dry and left for 7 days of heated maceration. Twelve months of aging in French oak barrels develops a rounder, creamier texture in the wine. Soft vanilla overtones back aromatics thick with ripe plum and black currant fruit. This bright and robust wine with superb balance and structure is full of lush plum and cherry flavors, layered with soft, elegant fruit, rich texture and a mellow tannic backbone.

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 0.57 grams per liter

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