The 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is terroir-driven with aromas and flavors of blackberries, tobacco, and allspice notes balanced with expressions of toasty vanilla oak. The layers and intensity of flavors evolve into a plush, lingering finish with velvety tannins.
Lush and well-structured, the 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon belongs in everyone's cellar and is meant to be enjoyed now or can be cellared for the next ten years.
"The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley is another outstanding effort from Martini. A blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot and a dollop of Petite Sirah, it avoids the rusticity and aggressive tannins often found in Alexander Valley Cabernets. It possesses velvety tannins, deep plum, black currant and black cherry notes with loamy, earthy undertones, medium to full body and an elegant personality. Drink it now or cellar it for 15 years."
The Wine Advocate