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Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006

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90 points from Robert Parker: `One of the finest bargains in California Cabernet Sauvignon must be Louis M. Martini's outstanding 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma. The good news is there are 140000 cases produced. Fabulously sweet aromas of black currants licorice and cedar soar from the glass of this medium to full-bodied wine. With silky tannins as well as surprising concentration depth and texture this 2006 should drink well for 8-10 years.`

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Louis M. Martini Winery:
We believe that Cabernet Sauvignon is the most noble of grapes. We believe that great winemaking begins with great vineyards, and we want the land to speak through our wines. Our wines express the best characteristics of Cabernet, the personality of the special places where our grapes are grown, and the vision and skill of the winemaker in blending balanced, engaging, and memorable wines.
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Member Reviews for Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: wbbuell
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4.50 5
07/13/2009

Nice smooth wine from start to finish. Let this decant for a hour and it taste like a $50 bottle. Love this wine.


Snooth User: deconut
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4.00 5
07/23/2009

Excellent cab for the price - drinks like a higher end wine - firm tannins - lots of berries - vanilla - smooth finish - great value!


Snooth User: kbrod7
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4.00 5
03/11/2009

This wine has a great berry punch while maintaining some complexity. Has flavors of chocolate, cassis, and oak as well. Decant and let sit for an hour before drinking. Great with steak and meats. One of my favorite Cabs in this price range. Maybe a little overpowering for some palates Martini really did a great job blending different wines


Snooth User: dannar
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3.00 5
07/11/2009

Middle of the road cab, forgettable. Lots of interesting elements, but nothing that stands out or lasts.


Snooth User: Toddler
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3.00 5
04/27/2009

Good complexity for such an inexpensive wine. A mix of Napa and Sonoma, so you get a nice mix of those reigon's characteristics.


Snooth User: Kparkin
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4.00 5
03/22/2009

Consumer friendly Cabernet, approachable fruits like raspberry and plum, smooth finish.


Snooth User: Jasonmbergman
22147118
4.50 5
08/09/2009

Quite sublime. Smooth rich and flavorful.


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External Reviews for Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
03/05/2009

Louis M. Martini winery blends Cabernet Sauvignon from both Napa and Sonoma vineyards to create Ghost Pines. Dark berry fruit blends in with toasted vanilla flavors with firm tannins.


External Review
07/13/2010

Our 2006 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is terroir-driven with aromas and flavors of dried cherries, tobacco, leather and earth tones balanced with expressions of toasty vanilla oak. The layers and intensity of flavors evolve into a plush, lingering finish with velvety tannins and is a perfect complement to warm, earthy dishes, wild game and red meats. Lush and well-structured, the 2006 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon belongs in everyones cellar and is meant to be enjoyed now or can be cellared for the next five years.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe Louis M. Martini Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon was made to highlight the high quality of its fruit. It offers aromas of red cherry and blackberry that are supported by a round, sweet mouth feel with just enough structure to lead it into a fruit-focused finish.


External Review
07/28/2010

Its very well balanced, with gorgeous wild cherry fruit and a round, smooth texture. Itll age, too, perhaps for as much as 15 years.


External Review
05/12/2011

The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso (primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) boasts an opaque ruby/purple hue along with a St.-Estephe-like earthy scent intermixed with notes of black currants, licorice, toba... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso Vineyard 750ml


External Review
07/13/2010

The Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a deep garnet color with intense aromas of ripe cherry, cassis, and pipe tobacco. Concentrated flavors of ripe plums, and dark bing cherries marry perfectly with the oak nuances. This is a well structured wine that is balanced with firm, velvety tannins which culminate in a long, elegant finish with hints of tobacco, dried herbs and fruit.


External Review
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Bronze Medal


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90 points from Robert Parker: `One of the finest bargains in California Cabernet Sauvignon must be Louis M. Martini's outstanding 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma. The good news is there are 140000 cases produced. Fabulously sweet aromas of black currants licorice and cedar soar from the glass of this medium to full-bodied wine. With silky tannins as well as surprising concentration depth and texture this 2006 should drink well for 8-10 years.`

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