The Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a deep burgundy color with intense aromas of blackberry, licorice, cedar and hints of dried herbs. Concentrated flavors of black cherry marry perfectly with the oak nuances, imparting notes of clove, vanilla and caramel. This is a well structured and balanced wine that is medium to full bodied, with a sweet mid-palate and a long, fruit-forward finish. This wine is ready to enjoy now or can be aged up to 5 years.
Blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petite Sirah and 4% Other
"The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is a big wine and an absolutely fabulous value in Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. It bursts onto the palate with expressive dark fruit, sweet spices and licorice, showing marvelous depth all the way through to the creamy, generous finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. "
The Wine Advocate
"Lots of elegance and sophistication in this drily tannic, smooth Cabernet. It's textbook Napa, with complex blackberry and currant flavors, touched by smoky oak. A very nice restaurant wine to drink now, and easy to find, with more than 16,000 cases produced."