Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Martin Ray Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Martin Ray Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 108233)
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $18.29

Winemaker's Notes:

Our goal is to allow the wine to develop its own depth and distinctive characteristics. Twelve months of aging in French oak barrels develops a rounder, creamier texture in the wine. Soft, sweet clove overtones back aromatics thick with smoky vanilla and a whisper of anise. This pretty and intense wine with a nice, luscious mouth-filling character is full of dark, lightly smoked, sweet fruit, layered with rich texture and a mellow tannic backbone.

Pair our Cabernet Sauvignon with a dish of roasted rack of lamb topped with fresh mint and Dijon Mustard, or your favorite cut of steak.

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About Martin Ray:

Courtney Benham acquired the historic Martini & Prati winery in July 2003, which is now Martin Ray Winery and the home of their new Tasting Room. The Tasting Room structure, dating back to the 1900's, used to serve as a stable and bunkhouse where Italian immigrants stayed during harvest and crush. The winery also houses a 1 million gallon production facility that is used not only for wine production, but also as a 'custom crush' facility where over 20 clients crush their grapes and produce their wine.

Established in 1881 as the Twin Fir Winery, the historic site is distinguished as the oldest winery in continuous operation in Sonoma County and one of the oldest wineries in California. The winery was able to stay in operation during prohibition by selling sacramental wines by train to Rabbis through a winery in New York. Originally known as Martini & Prati, which was established in 1902, the winery was run by five generations of the Martini family and associated with the local Italian-American community that still includes the Sebastiani's, the Foppiano's, the Pedroncelli's and the Seghesio's.