Louis Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
The Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a deep garnet color with intense aromas of ripe cherry, cedar, and pipe tobacco. Concentrated flavors of ripe plums and dark bing cherries marry perfectly with the oak nuances, imparting notes of brown spice and vanilla. This is a well structured wine that is balanced with firm, velvety tannins which culminate in a long, elegant finish with hints of tobacco, dried herbs and fruit. This wine is ready to enjoy now or can be aged for 3-5 years.
The Wine Advocate - "However, this estate does some stunning work in Napa as evidenced by one of the great values in Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa. Made from 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and the rest Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot, this stunning wine can undoubtedly be found discounted to under $25 a bottle. Moreover, there are nearly 66,000 cases produced, so it one of the few outstanding Napa Cabernets that also has tremendous availability. Its dense plum/garnet color is followed by a stunning perfume of black currants, loamy soil, blackberries and smoke. The wine cuts a full-bodied swath across the palate and possesses silky tannins, layers of fruit and a beautiful, opulent, round mouthfeel. It should drink nicely for 10-15 years. Readers may remember that I gave the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 90 points, and the 2007 is even better!"
Louis Martini Winery
For more than 75 years, the Martini family winemakers have crafted world-class Cabernet Sauvignon wines from the exceptional vineyards of Sonoma and Napa counties. Louis M. Martini embodied a simple, honest premise: The best grapes make the best wines. Today, Michael Martini, third generation winemaker carries on this tradition at the historic winery in Napa Valley with his range of unforgettable Cabernet Sauvignon wines. View all Louis Martini Wines
About Napa ValleyView a map of Napa Valley wineries
It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard lands were scooped up and vines were planted throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, from large conglomerates to small boutiques to cult classics. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux Blends. Whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Notable FactsWithin the Napa Valley lie smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two is St.-Helena and finally, just grated an AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap and Mount Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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22 ratings, 10 with reviewsWineDog - Burdett, NY54/16/201243/4/2012
excellent; full bodied; strong on the tongue42/17/201242/2/2012terrific.51/4/2012MG Zadar - Cliffside Park, NJ51/1/2012
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Very very good for the price. Smooth with exceptional aftertasteJBurns - Garden Grove, CA42/23/2011
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This is a great every day drinking cab.Jon In Alaska - Fairbanks, AK312/6/2011katiewr - Rocky Point, NY111/14/2011craig shimizu - Cleveland, OH39/14/2011craig shimizu - Cleveland, OH49/14/201159/14/2011Badbruddah - Valencia, CA39/8/2011John Glass - Santa Clara, CA49/2/2011Gabriela Saldivar - Fairfield, IA48/14/2011Loooved it.. would buy again..Red w/Attitude - Miami, FL36/29/201156/15/2011
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Absolutely exquisite bouquet at this price point. I havent tried many Cabs compared to some, but I would dare say this is my favorite so far. Rich and full of black cherry flavors...a subtle hint of sweetness complements the perfect mouthful of tannins. I highly recommend this wine!JOC - Chicago, IL46/14/201156/10/2011My favorite.Bob Corcoran - Medford, MA43/31/2011Wonderful, full-bodied, big ripe fruit with flavors of leather and tobacco - great finish - great find - super wineryTed Mathia - Kent, OH52/22/2011This wine was very good. A great priceSteveY - Willoughby, OH41/30/2011Big, spicy, dark fruit, great nose with long finish. Excellent cab for price. Perfect complement to grilled steaks.Related ProductsA classic expression of Napa Valley Cabernet at its best: Remarkably rich and concentrated. Tantalizing entry almost sweet with blackberry ...The 2011 vintage has delivered an elegant, age worthy and invitingly fragrant expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of ...
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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