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269 Ratings
Louis Martini Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve

Wine Details

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) Modest, with pleasing dried currant, cedary oak, herb, sage and hints of black cherry. Ripe and balanced, ending with a clean aftertaste.

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

    almost 10 years
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    Ready to drink feb 2012 w/ lamb chops. Not for cellar.

    over 8 years
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    Well balanced, slightly tannic finish, very pleasant.

    almost 10 years
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    very one note, not much depth, no fruitiness

    over 9 years
Expert Reviews
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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.