Martin Ray 2003 Sonoma Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is aged for 30 months in new French
oak barrels. This hearty, bold Cabernet has a deep garnet hue with rich aromas of black cherries, luscious chocolate
and an underlying whisper of black currant. The rich, concentrated flavors include abundant layers of ripe cherries and
black currants covered in vanilla cream, leading to a long, full finish.
Enjoy the Sonoma Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon with grilled steak topped by
your favorite spices or sautéed lamb chops and squash.
"Bryan Davison of Martin Ray purchased the fruit for this wine from the Van der Kamp Vineyard, 1,400 feet up Sonoma Mountain on a northwest-facing slope. (He also blended in a small amount of fruit from Eaglepoint Ranch in Mendocino.) The soils range from red volcanic loam at the top of the vineyard to clay farther down, producing a remarkably delicate cabernet with mineral complexity. Dark flavors of woodland berries weave into the ferrous tannin, feeling strong without any overt muscularity. It's beautiful from the moment the aroma hits, and the fruit impression lasts. It's alive."
-Wine & Spirits
This wine matches very well the winemaker's notes. Very nice fruit, well balanced and almost dusty at the finish. Great to cleanse the palate with steak, but sufficiently balanced to be enjoyed in a variety of uses.
For a $30 bottle of wine, a great value, big fruit and body