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Martin Ray Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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750ML / 14.8% ABV
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Often the most distinct of othe Martin Ray Reserve Cabernets, the Santa Cruz Cabernet defines itself with dark blackberry bramble, savory curry spices such as turmeric, and aromatic dried tea and tobacco leaves with just a slight hint of eucalyptus. This Cabernet is commonly the most tannic of the Reserves. Coupled with higher natural acidity, this gives it the unique benefit of aging incredibly well. Although there is no lack of fruit and savoriness, the chewy tannins define this mountain Cabernet.

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The 2013 Martin Ray Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon is for serious wine lovers only. Far from a cookie-cutter wine, this is a complete wine that is not sugar-coated for the masses. Bold and firm, there is a density that screams Santa Cruz Mountains. Yes, this is a mouthful of Cabernet that can be best satisfied with a Porterhouse steak or a strong blue-veined cheese. The is drinking quite nicely now—a few more years will round this one out. (Tasted: July 8, 2016, San Francisco, CA)
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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 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.

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A rugged and topographically diverse cool-climate appellation with a rich history, the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA stretches from Half Moon Bay, just south of San Francisco, to the northern border of Monterey County. Elevations range from 800 feet to upwards of 3,000 and microclimates vary substantially depending on which side of the mountains the vineyards lie; cool ocean winds and fog play an important role here. This can be a challenging region in which to grow grapes, but it is well worth the effort. Santa Cruz Mountains wines are noted for balanced acidity levels, often showing great aging potential. Wine has been made here since the 1800s, most notably from the legendary Ridge Vineyards, whose Monte Bello vineyard garners international admiration.

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are the stars of this region, while Merlot and Zinfandel also perform quite well. Organic and sustainable vineyard practices are becoming increasingly common.

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A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.

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