(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.
sharp at first, mellowed out after a few minutes. Plum flavors, nice after taste. Would buy again in the ten dollar range.
a bit on the sweet side.. and a little tart.
Ready to drink feb 2012 w/ lamb chops. Not for cellar.
Well balanced, slightly tannic finish, very pleasant.
very one note, not much depth, no fruitiness
very good basic cab, not strong finish
really smooth, not very complex, young
smooth, low tannins, enjoyable
even better than the sonoma
great medium taste
SF Top 100
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.