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2014 Louis Martini Napa Cabernet SauvignonCabernet Sauvignon from United States

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Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon delivers the highest quality from our premier Napa Valley vineyards. After destemming, the grapes were transferred to upright tanks for a two...

  • 93-95 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 91 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
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93-95

"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley spends 18 months in a combination of 30% new and 70% used French and American barrels. It is another big boy at 15.4% natural alcohol. This wine, which was not yet in bottle, is fabulous, and there are 42,000 cases of it. One of the strongest efforts yet from the Martinis, this cuvée still sells at a modest $38.00 – a fair price for something this compelling. The wine has an opaque purple color, a beautiful nose of blueberries, blackcurrants, licorice, camphor and graphite. The wine is full-bodied and multilayered on the palate with sensational richness and length. It should drink well for 20-25 years."

91 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"Blueberry cake, eucalyptus, spice box and blackberry compote. Lots of underbrush character on the palate, which is full with chewy tannins, some fresh acidity and a fruity finish. Drink in 2020. "

Product Description:

Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon delivers the highest quality from our premier Napa Valley vineyards. After destemming, the grapes were transferred to upright tanks for a two- to three-day cold soak. The must was pumped over up to three times a day, with some delestage for the Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot lots to soften tannins. We tasted each lot daily to determine the optimal drainage time, which ultimately led to some extended maceration for the Cabernet. Each lot was evaluated separately as it aged for 18 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels (30% new, 70% used) with medium to heavy toast levels.

Product Detail

Item # 104580
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa
Ratings

93-95 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

91 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Vintage 2014
Color Red
ABV 15.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box