Martin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2005
This Cabernet Sauvignon from Dry Creek Valley is redolent with aromas and flavors of blackberry, juicy red cherry, and fresh toasty oak. The hillside vineyard where it is grown is maturing nicely and produces fruit leading to a full-bodied, well-balanced wine that has a thick textured palate that echoes fresh fruit flavors. Velvety firm tannins lead to a long, alluring finish. This is truly a lovely wine that will age very well in cellar or is very drinkable now.
A Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum selection. Since the first vintage in 2000, Martin Estate has earned itself a position among the top California Cabernet producers, and this engaging, flavor-packed current release makes it easy to see why. The extremely limited production 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses a restrained elegance while still delivering the power and finesse we’ve grown to love from Napa Valley’s Rutherford wineries and vineyards. Although this gem was not sent out for review, the reputation alone of the winery and vineyard sets this Cabernet on a pedestal all its own. The wine’s soft-edged but focused aromas of sweet cherry, black currants and earthy “Rutherford dust” lead into bright fruit flavors, vanilla toffee notes, and subtle hints of cassis and tobacco spice. A soft, balanced mouthfeel makes it delightfully food-friendly and its distinctive flavor profile is true to its Rutherford origin. Try pairing the 2004 Martin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon with filet mignon, braised short ribs, or pork tenderloin with a rich sauce. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy now until 2015.
Three and a half glasses
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A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Martin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Collector's Reserve 750ml
This Martin Estate Cabernet is packed with bramble and spice notes. The winery was originally built by pioneer vintner Henry H. Harris in 1887 and purchased by the Martin family in 1996. This is a single-vineyard, estate-grown wine that will compliment grilled meats and hearty stews.