(From 2000 Vintage) "Martini’s flagship Cab is a blockbuster. It is exceptionally ripe, with lush currant and cassis flavors that have a laserlike concentration. There’s a good deal of new oak, but the massive flavors are easily able to handle it. The result is a special success for this vintage."-Wine Enthusiast Aroma profiles of sage, blackberry, cassis, pomegranate, sweet anise, green peppercorn, cocoa and cedar. A very full and opulent mouth with rich, fleshy texture and flavors of clove, blackberry, chocolate ...
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Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesIntense, ripe and generously oaked, but a little light on substantive fruit, this tightly wrapped wine begins with a note of glyceriny fatness but soon shows itself to be angular and lacking in real breadth. It will clearly benefit from five-plus years of age, but from the vantage point of the present, it looks to need more center to be counted among the more successful wines of the vintage.