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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Louis Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Louis Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 88025)

PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Sangiovese, 0.5% Petite Verdot, 0.25% Petite Sirah, 0.5% Syrah

85% aged in French and European oak barrels for 11 months

The Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a deep garnet, color with intense aromas of cedary oak, currents and black cherries. Concentrated flavors of ripe plums, chocolate and tobacco marry perfectly with the oak nuances. A well structured wine that is balanced with firm, velvety tannins that culminate in a long, elegant finish.

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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.