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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Louis Martini Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Louis Martini Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
(search item no. 40545)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $51.83

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Classic cassis, black fruit, herbs, tea/tobacco, white pepper and vanilla characterize the nose of this mountain Cabernet. Full and smooth, this wine is elegantly structured and well-balanced. Abundant toasty oak and berry flavors fill the mouth, finishing long and soft.
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About Louis Martini:

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.