Thursday, January 10, 2019

2016 Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

2016 Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley...$27.99
2016 has not been rated, but Aaron says he thinks it is better than the amazing 2014 which scored huge.  (I would not know, they did not offer me a taste.... :(

"Deep, rich flavors of plum, cherry compote, fig and cranberry weave through those layers of spice that include cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. They are all accented by earthy truffle notes in a full, long finish. This dense, rich and well-structured wine is held together beautifully by polished, assertive tannins. The depth and structure show the wine’s potential to age gracefully a decade or more." - winery on the 2016

Score on the 2014...

The bigger, richer 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley is 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petite Sirah aged 16 months in 50% new French and American casks. This is a bigger wine and close to 2% higher in alcohol at 15.5%. There are 11,000 cases of this big, full-bodied, boisterous Cabernet Sauvignon that has a dense ruby/purple color, notes of underbrush, forest floor, tobacco leaf and oodles of blackcurrants and black cherries, with a touch of woodsmoke. The full-bodied wine hits the palate with a cascade of glycerin, fruit and purity. This is a beauty – dense, rich, and structured, but capable of lasting 20 or more years.
Rated 97/100 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate

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