Martin Ray Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

Cabernet Sauvignon from California

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Item No. 14429
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

The unique terroir of Diamond Mountain, with its variety of soil and exposure conditions, give a wonderful complexity and richness to this Bordeaux-varietal blend. A soft and creamy vanilla note follows the complex aromas of deep-forest earth and fresh-baked herb bread. The taste is full-sized and round, with loads of flavor and structure. This wine is not for the faint of heart. Ebullient and exciting now; best between 2001-2007, or longer.

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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...

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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