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Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Diamond Mountain 1995

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Winemaker's Notes: The winemaking method used in creating our Cabernet Sauvignon are the same as those perfected by the legendary Martin Ray over sixty years ago. Although labor intensive, these traditional techniques produce distinctly enhanced flavors and texture in our wines. Two weeks of open-topped fermentation and hand-punch down are time-honored winemaking practices that create rich structure in the wine. Minimal SO2 usage preserves fruit intensity and enhances the rich, round tannins. Thirty months in French oak, 50 percent in new oak barrels and 50 percent in one-year old oak barrels, intensify the complexity and character of the wine. Our Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is a tightly wound wine with a rich, concentrated structure and layers of well-integrated flavors. Enticing aromas and flavors of sumptuous cherries, black currants and ripe plums are accented by hints of vanilla oak that lead to a long, rich finish. Wine & Food Pairing: Pari our elegant Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon with your favorite hearty beef stew, rib roast or roast prime rib with peppercorns.

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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

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Snooth User: gumpp
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01/21/2008

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/11/2010

Dark, ripe, rich and plush, with dense, chewy, complex currant, anise, mineral, cedar and spice. Tightly focused, deep and concentrated, with lots more anise, currant, tar and berry flavors on the amazingly long finish... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1995 Martin Ray Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain Vineyard 750ml



Winemaker's Notes: The winemaking method used in creating our Cabernet Sauvignon are the same as those perfected by the legendary Martin Ray over sixty years ago. Although labor intensive, these traditional techniques produce distinctly enhanced flavors and texture in our wines. Two weeks of open-topped fermentation and hand-punch down are time-honored winemaking practices that create rich structure in the wine. Minimal SO2 usage preserves fruit intensity and enhances the rich, round tannins. Thirty months in French oak, 50 percent in new oak barrels and 50 percent in one-year old oak barrels, intensify the complexity and character of the wine. Our Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is a tightly wound wine with a rich, concentrated structure and layers of well-integrated flavors. Enticing aromas and flavors of sumptuous cherries, black currants and ripe plums are accented by hints of vanilla oak that lead to a long, rich finish. Wine & Food Pairing: Pari our elegant Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon with your favorite hearty beef stew, rib roast or roast prime rib with peppercorns.

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic


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