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Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County Courtney Benham 2002

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VINEYARD NOTES The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from grapes carefully selected from some of Sonoma County’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards. The majority of the grapes are sourced from the Rockpile appellation and select Sonoma Mountain vineyards. We source premium fruit and apply superior winemaking techniques to produce wines which embody the best Sonoma County has to offer. WINE NOTES Rich cherry and black currant aromas lure you in, with light overtones of luscious plum and cherry. This Cabernet Sauvignon is abundant with concentrated fruit flavors and nicely balanced with a little spice, smooth cherry, ripe plum and creamy oak and vanilla accents that lead to a pleasant finish. FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Beef with tomato and red wine sauce or roast beef would pair nicely with this Cabernet Sauvignon. TECHNICAL NOTES Varietal: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc Brix at Harvest: 26.4° Alcohol: 14.8% Total Acidity: 0.65 pH: 3.64 Quantity produced: 900 cases

Region: USA » California » Sonoma Valley

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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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

VINEYARD NOTES The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from grapes carefully selected from some of Sonoma County’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards. The majority of the grapes are sourced from the Rockpile appellation and select Sonoma Mountain vineyards. We source premium fruit and apply superior winemaking techniques to produce wines which embody the best Sonoma County has to offer. WINE NOTES Rich cherry and black currant aromas lure you in, with light overtones of luscious plum and cherry. This Cabernet Sauvignon is abundant with concentrated fruit flavors and nicely balanced with a little spice, smooth cherry, ripe plum and creamy oak and vanilla accents that lead to a pleasant finish. FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Beef with tomato and red wine sauce or roast beef would pair nicely with this Cabernet Sauvignon. TECHNICAL NOTES Varietal: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc Brix at Harvest: 26.4° Alcohol: 14.8% Total Acidity: 0.65 pH: 3.64 Quantity produced: 900 cases

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