Original
264 Ratings
Louis Martini Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve
$12.97 USD
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Wine Details

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2011 Vintage) This wine has flavors of black plum jam and ripe loganberries. Hints of oak and a touch of Christmas spice support the fruit. The cooler vintage created a finish with a classical, Old World structure.

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    sharp at first, mellowed out after a few minutes. Plum flavors, nice after taste. Would buy again in the ten dollar range.

    over 6 years
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    a bit on the sweet side.. and a little tart.

    about 6 years
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    Ready to drink feb 2012 w/ lamb chops. Not for cellar.

    over 4 years
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    Well balanced, slightly tannic finish, very pleasant.

    almost 6 years
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    very one note, not much depth, no fruitiness

    over 5 years
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    very good basic cab, not strong finish

    over 6 years
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    really smooth, not very complex, young

    over 5 years
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    smooth, low tannins, enjoyable

    almost 5 years
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    even better than the sonoma

    over 4 years
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    great medium taste

    over 5 years
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    about 6 years
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    excellent taste!

    over 5 years
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    SF Top 100

    about 5 years
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    cellar

    over 2 years
Expert Reviews
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2000 Vintage) 19% Merlot. Far and away the preferred bottling over its lesser mates below, Martini's Napa Valley version is a medium-deep, well-defined Cabernet that presents attractive cherry and cassis themes with a helpful dollop of creamy oak. Its nicely measured tannins will support a bit of time in the cellar, and three or four years of age will find it at its peak.