3/10/17 4:37 AM
The 2014 got a whoppong 97 Points from----The Wine Advocate - "The bigger, richer 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley is 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petite Sirah aged 16 months in 50% new French and American casks. This is a bigger wine and close to 2% higher in alcohol at 15.5%. There are 11,000 cases of this big, full-bodied, boisterous Cabernet Sauvignon that has a dense ruby/purple color, notes of underbrush, forest floor, tobacco leaf and oodles of blackcurrants and black cherries, with a touch of woodsmoke. The full-bodied wine hits the palate with a cascade of glycerin, fruit and purity. This is a beauty - dense, rich, and structured, but capable of lasting 20 or more years."
4/1/17 8:58 AM
The rating and review listed above is for the 2010 vintage. This 2014 is full bodied, inky dark and quite fruity. The blend of Cabernet and a touch of Petite Sirah is a little different than the usual Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot varietals in the Cab blend, but it works. Great job by the team at Louis M. Martini, and Gallo, which purchased the winery in 2002. I see nothing but greater things to come from this rejuvenated winery, one of the first in Napa and Sonoma.
3/22/17 8:31 AM
Great Body, very smooth. Best value for the money