2014 Louis M. Martini Monte Rosso Cabernet SauvignonCabernet Sauvignon from United States
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The Cabernet grapes were carefully hand harvested by block and hand sorted, then gravity fed into small, open top fermenters for a 3-day cold soak before primary fermentation. ...
- 99 Meredith May - Tasting Panel
99 Meredith May - Tasting Panel
Concentrated aromas from a wildflower garden appear alongside an orchard of black cherries. Decades of impeccable grape-growing in this world-class vineyard express themselves with elegance through the texture, flavor, and scents of mountain brush present in this wine. Chewy tannins and a dry palate lure notes of black pepper, slate, and an energetic melange of tangerine peel, blackberry, and cassis. Filled in with mocha and dark red fruit, the triumphant finish further explores the complexity and depth of this expression.
The Cabernet grapes were carefully hand harvested by block and hand sorted, then gravity fed into small, open top fermenters for a 3-day cold soak before primary fermentation. After fermentation, the free run juice was drained and the must gently pressed in a 5-ton basket press. The wine was racked by gravity into oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging. The blocks were aged separately for months before the final blend was assembled and sent back to barrel to allow the flavors to integrate before bottling. Total barrel aging was 26 months in a mix of 72% new French oak, 16% new American oak and 12% neutral barrels.
Monte Rosso Vineyard rolls across steep, rugged terrain in the majestic Mayacamas Mountains nearly 1,300 feet above the Sonoma Valley. Owned by the Louis M. Martini Winery since 1938, it is named for its rich, red volcanic soils and has produced award winning wines for three generations. The vineyard’s mix of high altitude, position above the fog, low-yielding vines, and ideal western exposure produces wines with a unique sense of terroir. Monte Rosso is one of California’s most prized locations for wine grapes.
99 - Meredith May - Tasting Panel
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box|