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258 Ratings
Louis Martini Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve

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 5 years
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    a bit on the sweet side.. and a little tart.

    about 5 years
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    Ready to drink feb 2012 w/ lamb chops. Not for cellar.

    over 3 years
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    Well balanced, slightly tannic finish, very pleasant.

    almost 5 years
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    very one note, not much depth, no fruitiness

    over 4 years
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    very good basic cab, not strong finish

    over 5 years
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    really smooth, not very complex, young

    over 4 years
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    smooth, low tannins, enjoyable

    about 4 years
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    even better than the sonoma

    over 3 years
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    great medium taste

    over 4 years
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    about 5 years
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    excellent taste!

    over 4 years
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    SF Top 100

    about 4 years
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    cellar

    over 1 year
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.