Louis Martini Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, 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: 15.2%
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%.
Full-bodied and complex, the Louis M. Martini 2009 Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon captures the essence of Napa Valley's distinctive terroir. The opulent ruby color alludes to the deep, intense dark fruit flavors of blackberry and plum. Rich aromas and flavors of black cherry and cassis are framed by toasted sweet oak notes and hints of chocolate and brown spice. Velvety, plush tannins give this wine a full, luxurious mouthfeel and a long, elegant finish of concentrated fruit and spice.
"Martini goes big with this flashy, splashy, small-production Cabernet. Made in the modern cult style, it’s soft as velvet, with ultrarefined tannins and a brisk hit of acidity for balance, plus flavors of blackberries, black currants and dark chocolate."
"Deep layers of mocha, mineral-infused black fruits, minerals, crushed flowers and incense emerge from the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 1. A large-scaled, exciting wine, the 2009 impresses for its overall balance and sheer personality. This is a decidedly large scaled, voluptuous Cabernet Sauvignon endowed with exceptional balance throughout. Lot 1 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from an assortment of sites, mostly in Stags’ Leap, Pritchard Hill and Oakville. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Pure Napa, offering a mix of spice, herb, dried currant and berry and light oak shadings. Both elegant and detailed, with a long, deep, persistent finish."
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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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