Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley California Mountain 2010

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The Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a deep burgundy color with aromas of dark fruits, smoky ...

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This was even darker than the 1974 with a dark stewed character on the nose and some bitter, leafy greens notes. With time the dark, almost coal li... Read more

Lots of black pepper and dark fruit on the nose, supplemented by wood aromas. The attack is very smooth, with moderate tannins that give a pronoun... Read more

Full-bodied with a matching aroma and palate composition with hints of red cherry, plum, and blackberry set in a background of dry leave like tanni... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley California Mountain

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065197,836
3.50 5
Vintage: 1975 09/22/2008

This was even darker than the 1974 with a dark stewed character on the nose and some bitter, leafy greens notes. With time the dark, almost coal like minerality pops out with a touch of old tootsie roll and carob adding interest and leading to the development of a very fudgy nose. This really had a lovely texture with everything integrated yet balanced, a sense of elegance and proportion with a long finish that reveals echos of the earth, old wood, and spicy red berry fruit that used to populate the palate. Again a bottle with less than ideal fill, very high shoulder but one that retains a very fine sense of what it was and still offers some enjoyment.


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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,528
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 09/19/2011

Lots of black pepper and dark fruit on the nose, supplemented by wood aromas. The attack is very smooth, with moderate tannins that give a pronounced dry feeling without much bitterness. Alcohol and nuttiness on the finish.


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 11/12/2011

Full-bodied with a matching aroma and palate composition with hints of red cherry, plum, and blackberry set in a background of dry leave like tannins. Wonderful finish that lingers.


3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 09/19/2011

Clean ripe red fruit with a bit of spice. Candied and slightly sweet, zesty and bright.


Snooth User: andredegrace
1118399309
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 07/29/2012

Vintage rating : 94E Predicted year : 2014 MAX (Aged up to 5 years, but made to be drunk now). A full bodied wine that has an old world profile. Berries and vanilla show themselves on the nose while wood and leather smoothes things on the palate, finishing with lingering tannins. Nothing impressive... a decent goto wine.


Snooth User: Rachel Milius
94355242
2.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/29/2011

Smooth mouth-feel. Not much character.


Snooth User: hrod
132297929
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 07/22/2013

This was an excellent and most enjoyable Wine. The hint of pipe tobacco was a perfect Finish. This does not end Dry. My vavorite so far!


Snooth User: jmsiii
83249324
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/30/2012

A good example of Napa Cabernet... Full bodied, rich, layered with a lingering finish... Dark berry flavors, tobacco, spice and oak.


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External Reviews for Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley California Mountain

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/06/2013

This notable example first presents inviting aromas of cassis, sweet herbs and hints of pipe tobacco. On the palate, it exhibits a firm structure and intriguing flavors of ripe black cherries, deep, briary red fruits and old-world complexities that linger through a memorable finish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Consistently one of the best values in domestic Cab, Louis M. Martini showcases a myriad of flavors, starting with flavors of ripe raspberry, cherry, tobacco, and hints of spice, complemented by a solid backbone of tannins that holds it all together.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Subtle notes of toast, vanilla and chocolate allow the leafy, cassis-driven fruit to shine. It's a medium-weight Cab, not a heavyweight, which makes it easier to pair with food. Finishes lush and chocolaty, with the merest hint of raisins.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

I am also including their 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma, a 290,000-case blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest the other Bordeaux varietals. An exquisite value, this is a seductive, fleshy, fruity wine with excellent texture, body, and balance. Lots of cassis as well as silky tannins characterize this top bargain pick! Drink it over the next 5-7 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Ripe and supple, offering plum and black cherry fruit that's elegant and polished, complex and easy-drinking. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

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 140,000 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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Here's a nice, elegant Cabernet that shows some special qualities for the price. It's dry and smooth, with classic Cabernet flavors of black currants, spices and cedar, and rich, sweet tannins. Ready now.


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Ratings & Tags for Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley California Mountain

701626 Snooth User: kevsipe
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4.00 5
2009 05/20/2012

1329181 Snooth User: kyledo
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4.00 5
2009 04/24/2014

Winemaker's Notes:

The Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a deep burgundy color with aromas of dark fruits, smoky cedar and dried herbs. Concentrated flavors of black cherry and blackberry are framed nicely by cedar and toast notes on the finish. Rich and broad in the mouth, this wine has a long finish with an expansive palate. This is a well structured and balanced wine that is medium-to-full-bodied and is ready to enjoy now or can be aged up to 5 years.

The Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a deep burgundy color with aromas of dark fruits, smoky cedar and dried herbs. Concentrated flavors of black cherry and blackberry are framed nicely by cedar and toast notes on the finish. Rich and broad in the mouth, this wine has a long finish with an expansive palate. This is a well structured and balanced wine that is medium-to-full-bodied and is ready to enjoy now or can be aged up to 5 years.

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