Louis M Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
|Brand||Louis M Martini|
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is made up of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petite Sirah, 5% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot and 1% Malbec, aged in 30% new French and American oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it gives up bold notions of cassis, black cherries and spice box with hints of cedar and fragrant earth. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy with loads of muscular fruit accented by a notable but not overwhelming oaky presence, going to a long, layered finish. 38,000 cases produced.
Solid, with a tarry-edged core of black currant and dark cherry fruit that melds nicely with light alder and tobacco notes on the finish. Fresh acidity keeps this driving along. Drink now through 2024.
A rich, boisterous wine, Louis Martini's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) packs a serious punch. A burst of succulent blackberry jam, chocolate, new leather, licorice, spice and menthol races across the palate. This soft, flamboyant Cabernet hits all the right notes. Moreover, it is a superb value.
Cedar, spice and dried herb hit the nose of this robust, densely concentrated red wine that is full bodied and unabashedly ripe in style. Black currant and blackberry take on a jammy quality that will appeal to fans of rich roundedness.