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Martin Ray Synthesis Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

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750ML / 14.5% ABV
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750ML / 14.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Earthy and structured with elderberry, dried cherries, and blackberry with touches of walnuts and resin. Plush red fruits and currants, layered with fines herbs and wet stone. Full and steadfast, its bright acidity is balanced by well-integrated tannins, with a hint of cocoa and caramel on the finish.

Blend: 96% Cabernet, 2% Merlot, 1% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc

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JS 93
James Suckling
Pretty aromas of blueberries, blackcurrants, cassis and mint chocolate. Light hazelnut character. Medium-bodied with a creamy palate and a velvety tannin texture. Plush, yet fresh. So drinkable. Drink or hold.
WW 91
Wilfred Wong of
COMMENTARY: The 2020 Synthesis Cabernet Sauvignon is attractive and smooth. TASTING NOTES: This wine delivers aromas and flavors of vibrant, ripe cherries and a shading of oak. (Tasted: May 22, 2022, San Francisco, CA)
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The name Martin Ray resonates deeply in the history of California Winemaking. Martin Ray was a pioneer, dedicated to crafting single varietal, region specific wine from 1943 through 1972 in Saratoga, in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Mentored by Paul Masson, he took a Burgundian approach to his winemaking, and developed what is now one of the most historical properties in California, known as Mount Eden.Nearly twenty years later, Courtney Benham stumbled upon 1500 cases of Martin Ray wine in a San Jose warehouse. Recognizing his good fortune, and his intent and drive to produce terroir driven wines, Ray’s historical significance and philosophy resonated with him. Courtney purchased the brand, and since 1990 has been committed to the production of artisanal wines worthy of the Martin Ray name.In 2003, Martin Ray Vineyards & Winery made its home in the Russian River Valley, one of the oldest continually working wineries in California. Today, Courtney and his winemaking team devote themselves to Ray’s ideology of making “wines of place”. They are relentlessat telling the story of wine. The depth of the portfolio offers those seeking a unique experience the chance to explore some of the most revered regionsin California. Fromthe Russian River Valley to Napa Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains, there is an abundance of phenomenal growing regions, great farming, and meticulous detail to vintages.

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One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wine. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.

Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.

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