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Martin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Reserve 2004

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Notes on the Martin Estate Reserve Cabernet Rutherford Puerta Dorada Vineyard 2004 : NVWE NOTES: With its clear expression of bright and forward Rutherford fruit and generous, focused style, this is already a delightful dinner wine. Its aromas are a deeply-rich mix of red cherry syrup, cassis, vanilla, toffee and tobacconist shop spice, with pretty hints of dried sage and laurel. In the mouth, it proves attractively palate-coating and full of that lovely cherry-curranty fruit to cover its tannins. The finish shows a bit of firmness, but food service and a bit of airing will make its youthful reticence less apparent. Certainly a wine capable of two to four years growth, its current appeal makes it hard to resist. MARTIN ESTATE RESERVE CABERNET RUTHERFORD PUERTA DORADA VINEYARD 2004

Region: USA » California » Napa » Rutherford

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Winery: Martin Estate  
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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MARTIN ESTATE produces an ultra premium balanced Cabernet Sauvignon. Not a cookie cutter wine that followes the herd, this is a wine for people that enjoy the taste of fruit versus heavy oak and high alcohol. The massive pre-prohibition Chateau was built in 1887 by pioneer vintner Henry H. Harris. The winery, which is not open to the public,  is located in Block B of the original ... Read more
MARTIN ESTATE produces an ultra premium balanced Cabernet Sauvignon. Not a cookie cutter wine that followes the herd, this is a wine for people that enjoy the taste of fruit versus heavy oak and high alcohol. The massive pre-prohibition Chateau was built in 1887 by pioneer vintner Henry H. Harris. The winery, which is not open to the public,  is located in Block B of the original Caymus Land Grant in the heart of Napa Valley's famous Rutherford Appellation. Martin Estate wines are estate grown, produced and bottled, and releases are limited to the yield of the eight acre first growth Puerta Dorada Vineyard that surrounds the Estate. Award winning winemaker Aaron Pott is in charge of the state of the art winery and vineyard. The wines are terroir driven, reflecting the sense of place where they originated. "Do you know where your wine has been? " (R)  And don't believe the map as that is not the correct location. Read less

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Snooth User: Barberolo
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01/03/2013

Three and a half glasses



Notes on the Martin Estate Reserve Cabernet Rutherford Puerta Dorada Vineyard 2004 : NVWE NOTES: With its clear expression of bright and forward Rutherford fruit and generous, focused style, this is already a delightful dinner wine. Its aromas are a deeply-rich mix of red cherry syrup, cassis, vanilla, toffee and tobacconist shop spice, with pretty hints of dried sage and laurel. In the mouth, it proves attractively palate-coating and full of that lovely cherry-curranty fruit to cover its tannins. The finish shows a bit of firmness, but food service and a bit of airing will make its youthful reticence less apparent. Certainly a wine capable of two to four years growth, its current appeal makes it hard to resist. MARTIN ESTATE RESERVE CABERNET RUTHERFORD PUERTA DORADA VINEYARD 2004

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