(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 ...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesDark, dense and still very young in the nose, yet surprisingly frontal and fairly direct on the palate, this fleshy, medium-full-bodied working sends the mixed messages of both straightforward fruitiness and the potential for more once a few years have passed. We would have no problems in matching it up with a juicy Porterhouse steak in the near term, but we are also betting that it finds more interest and a bit broader reach if held for five or six years.