Louis M Martini Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
The Louis M. Martini 2015 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon wine reflects the best of the warm, narrow Dry Creek Valley and the hot yet wind-cooled Alexander Valley. Together, these unique features create a rich, superbly balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with copious yet supple tannins. Those tannins make the young wine approachable but will still give it enough texture to age gracefully. This wine features concentrated flavors including wild berries, plum, licorice and mocha. The full-bodied and mouth-coating texture on the palate leads to a long and graceful finish.
|Region||California, Sonoma County|
|Brand||Louis M Martini|
Wine AdvocateBlended of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petite Sirah, 2% Petit Verdot and 5% other varieties, aged for 18 months in French and American oak, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County features crushed red and black currants and warm plums on the nose with hints of dried herbs and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm, chewy texture and a good amount of black fruit, finishing uncomplicated. 192,000 cases produced.
Wine EnthusiastTurned earth, forest and smoky oak mark this full-bodied, value-driven red wine that is additionally thick in tannin and brawny black fruit.
Wine SpectatorFrankly toasty, with a broad stroke of ganache dominating the more moderate cherry and plum fruit. A tobacco leaf note adds some range on the finish, but the toast just won't let go. Drink now through 2020. 205,000 cases made.