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Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
$29.97 USD
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Wine Description

(2001 Vintage) he growing season saw these grapes harvested at optimum ripeness during September and into October with an average of 24.5 brix. Picking took place in the early morning to keep the fruit as cool as possible. Upon arrival at the winery the grapes for this wine were de-stemmed, but not crushed, leaving over 90% whole berries. The Cabernet Sauvignon juice was fermented with temperatures controlled between 76°F-85°F receiving extended skin contact up to 21 days for maximum extraction. Varietal Content read more...he growing season saw these grapes harvested at optimum ripeness during September and into October with an average of 24.5 brix. Picking took place in the early morning to keep the fruit as cool as possible. Upon arrival at the winery the grapes for this wine were de-stemmed, but not crushed, leaving over 90% whole berries. The Cabernet Sauvignon juice was fermented with temperatures controlled between 76°F-85°F receiving extended skin contact up to 21 days for maximum extraction. Varietal Content: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 1.5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Sangiovese, 0.5% Petite Verdot, 4% Petite Sirah, 0.5% Syrah, 0.5% Barbera Appellation: Napa Valley Titratable Acidity: 0.67g/100ml pH: 3.84 Alcohol Level: 14.2% Oak Aging: 85% of the wine was transferred to French, American and European oak barrels and aged for 11 months, where the wine completed malolactic fermentation. The wine was racked every 3-4 months prior to bottling, and bottle aged at an optimum of 6 months befor (hide)

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/06