Louis M Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Napa Valley
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£30.50 per bottle
101 in stock
93 - 95 Points - Robert M 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, 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.

Taste & Aroma

Score:93

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.

Robert Parker on Oct 28th, 2016

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Region

The Napa Valley is situated in the Northern Part of California and is known as the ultimate wine country.  The majority of production of US wines comes from California, and the Napa Valley has over 500 wineries along this 30 mile long, picturesque valley. The climate, soil, and topography here are simply perfect conditions for the valley’s legendary Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel wines. (Amongst many others!) Wines from the Napa Valley are often thought of as some of the finest in the world and Paul Hobbs’ offerings from are no exception.   

Glassware

Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass

For richer, oaked Sauvignon Blancs such as The Fuder, white Graves or Semillon/Sauvignon blends. For young and non-vintage Champagne we recommend Zalto Universal. However, the Zalto Universal is a very good all-rounder, designed for all types of wines but may not maximize the potential of certain wine as much as the Bordeaux or Burgundy glass.

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