Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

$38

95 points                                           One of the best buys of the year in California Cabernet! Limited. 95 Points Robert Parker: "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley spends 18 months in a combination of 30% new and 70% used French and American barrels. It is another big boy at 15.4% natural alcohol. This wine is fabulous. One of the strongest efforts yet from the Martinis, this cuvée still sells at a modest $38.00 – a fair price for something this compelling. The wine has an opaque purple color, a beautiful nose of blueberries, blackcurrants, licorice, camphor and graphite. The wine is full-bodied and multilayered on the palate with sensational richness and length. It should drink well for 20-25 years... ...It is hard to believe that the iconic Louis M. Martini Winery first made Napa Cabernet Sauvignon in 1933. Louis Martini is long gone, but he played a significant role in establishing Napa and Sonoma valleys as premium grape-growing regions. His family has carried on and more recently benefitted from the influx of significant investment from the new owners – the Gallos." The Martini family has been crafting world-class Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa and Sonoma's finest vineyards since 1933.  Founder Louis M. Martini started with this simple premise: the best grapes make the best wines. Today, this tradition carries on at their historic winery in the Napa Valley with a range of unforgettable Cabernet Sauvignon wines.

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Ratings on Delectable

Adam Kincaid Delectable Pro

Heavily oaked, no doubt, Vanilla extract and eucalyptus. Some of that sweaty sock Grenache but not so putrid. Wet dog???? Muddled fruit.

Heavily oaked, no doubt, Vanilla extract and eucalyptus. Some of that sweaty sock Grenache but not so putrid. Wet dog???? Muddled fruit.

8.9

Ron R Delectable Pro

Almost impossible to label the correct bottling - I surrender! Enjoyable. Manufactured. Open/knit. Over-oaked. Vanillin r us. But then, I’m easy to please.

Almost impossible to label the correct bottling - I surrender! Enjoyable. Manufactured. Open/knit. Over-oaked. Vanillin r us. But then, I’m easy to please.

9.1

Eric Urbani Delectable Pro

In Mag, elegant

In Mag, elegant

9.0

David L Delectable Pro

Even better on the second day

Even better on the second day

9.2

David L Delectable Pro

It’s been open for 24 hours. Can’t believe about to say this… Absolutely fantastic.

It’s been open for 24 hours. Can’t believe about to say this… Absolutely fantastic.

9.3

Ron R Delectable Pro

I found this bottle of 2014 amongst the rubble...

I found this bottle of 2014 amongst the rubble...

9.1

Joanna Fisher

Would drink again

Would drink again

9.0

Nick Piccone

Classic big Napa cab

Classic big Napa cab

8.8

Sam Friedland

Too oaky, and perhaps not ready

Too oaky, and perhaps not ready

8.7

Sam Friedland

Started with nice cherry nose and fruit. Dissipated fast. Better than previous cab.

Started with nice cherry nose and fruit. Dissipated fast. Better than previous cab.

8.7

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