Louis Martini Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most 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%.
The 2007 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted from several of Sonoma County's most prestigious appellations and blended seamlessly to bring together the unique characteristics of each, creating a superbly balanced Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine offers many layers, featuring aromas and flavors of red cherry, blackberry and fresh sage with an underlying dry creek dustiness. Subtle herbal notes are complemented by additional layers of chocolate and vanilla, resulting in a complex, yet easy drinking, wine.
"Vibrant purple hue. Uplifting blackberry aromas followed by notes of mint, toasted oak and vanilla coffee bean. Tasty layers of black fruit laced with smoky oak and anise-like richness. A remarkably low-priced, well-made offering drinking nicely right now."
The Wine News
"An exquisite value, this is a seductive, fleshy, fruity wine with excellent texture, body, and balance. Lots of cassis as well as silky tannins characterize this top bargain pick! Drink it over the next 5-7 years. "
The Wine Advocate
This is a get-what-you-paid for. I can't see how it gets a 95 rating but it's sonoma and red. You won't go 'wowie-wow-wow' but out of four of us, we were all satisfied. I'd drink it again but still prefer others at a better price.
Louis Martinin Cab is becoming one of my favorite budget wine. It is stated Big&Bold but to me it is a bit on the soft side of Cab. Decanting or aerating is a must. Not too sweet, not too dry with plenty of punch.
Thought this was good for the price. Would purchase again as an "every day" wine (I enjoy a glass in the evening w/ DH to unwind). Would not necessarily drink it for a special occasion (like dinner out).
A little less excellent than its Napa brother, but still good.
Great wine with a most pleasurable taste, color, aroma and finish. Of the 6 varieties I bought, this was tops.
This cab was a delicious cap to a long, hard day. True to the description on wine.com I found it so balanced and easy to drink. The vanilla notes really came through for me and I can't wait to get home tonight to finish it off! Good value too!
this is a great wine to drink with Salmon or any other fish. it also is good with cheese and crackers.
Lovely Cherry and blackberry flavor with hints of vanilla - it drinks like a pinot noir - so easy to drink - yummy!
Very drinkable and an excellent buy. I gave a bottle to friends who are serious about their wines. They were impressed enough to buy four bottles for their personal use.
nice balance - tasted much higher in the merit scale!
This wine is fruity with lots of berry flavor. Slight chocolate and oak. Mild tannin. I almost thought it was a dessert wine. I believe it to be good by itself or a light meal.
A very smooth, drinkable cab. Good Value. Will stock as the house (just a private residence) cab in place of chilean cab.
Flavorful, full bodied and good for many occasions. Solid wine for the price.
Being always on the lookout for a good value, I've been a fan of the Louis Martini Cabs in recent years - especially the Sonoma County. This is a solid, satisfying effort. A reasonably complex flavor profile for a Cab in this price category, slightly on the leaner side body-wise. If anything was missing for me, tannins were on the soft side so probably won't improve tremendously with age and didn't have as long a finish as would be ideal, but is basically ready to drink now. Satisfying with the leg of lamb I roasted up for the family one holiday evening.
Has much of the complexity of a 'big' cab but also very smooth and easy to drink. Good value.
Very good dark cherry flavor. Excellent with red meat. Would buy again.
I don't consider myself to have an intuitive palate, but man, the cherry in this really jumped out at me on first sip. Not in a good way, either. I prefer the Martini Napa Valley way over this one.
I recently bought this very same wine at Safeway in Spokane, WA for $11.47 - when buying 6 bottles of this and/or in combination with other wines. That is 3 bucks CHEAPER than the price on this site.
thin fruits, certainly drinkable, but not overwhelmed. Would guess a Robert Parker 81
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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.
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