Louis M Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
|Brand||Louis M Martini|
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, which was not yet in bottle, is fabulous, and there are 42,000 cases of it. 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.
Firm, deep, rich and layered, with complex currant, blackberry, floral and spicy notes and cedary oak accents. Impressively balanced and approachable. Drink now through 2027. 40,000 cases made.