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Date Printed: 7/13/2014
Louis Martini Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
Louis Martini Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
(search item no. 80096)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $24.99

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
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Louis M. Martini Premium Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2000, blended with 6 percent Merlot. Aged 26 months in French, other European and American barrels to soften tannins, add vanilla subtlety, better expose the fruit. In the nose and on the palate discover layered flavors anise, spice, plum, berries, cherries with nuances of leather and soft oak. A well-knit big wine with a firm balance, it promises increased pleasure and complexity during its 8 to 10 years aging. World-class craftmanship; big time wine."
-Wine Enthusiast

Classic Napa Cabernet from one of our favorite "old school" wineries in California. This one will age beautifully, with cassis, black fruit, herbs, tea/tobacco, white pepper and vanilla that characterizes the nose of this mountain Cabernet. Full and smooth, 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.