Martin Woods

Martin Woods

Jessie James Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Lyle Fass
9.5

Gorgeous and best JJ ever. Nose is full of mid season cherries, spice, gentle wood shavings from woodshop when one was a kid. Really aromatic and alluring. Really huge spice. So so aromatic and casts a spell on you. Palate is so juicy and full of life. Sweet and sour cherry fruit and big time acids and wonderful structure and purity. This needs mega mega air. The sweetness on the finish and mid is to just die for and then gets tamed by the incredible acidity and mineral spine. — 5 days ago

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Martin Ray

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2022

Consumed 01/2024. Did not have it with any food, just sipped on it by itself.  The bottle describes it as bright with complex fruit, subtle spices and silky, refined tannins. 13.9 % ALC by VOL — 2 months ago

Martin Ray

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Sam
9.1

Very smooth and soft. Scuttle sweetness. $29.99 — 3 months ago

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Peter Martin Ray Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

Lemon and lime, crushed rocks and salty minerals. Gentler than the AR Trout Gulch. Really draws you in. — a month ago

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Château Clos St. Martin

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

Blackberry, bramble, mint, currants, manure and forest floor. Remarkably youthful at the quarter century mark. — a month ago

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Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 1982 Léoville Poyferré is a vintage that I have not seen for a while. This bottle is splendid. It is Ferrous on the nose and offers wilted rose petals, asphalt and pencil shavings, now firmly into its secondary aromatic phase yet maintaining impressive delineation and freshness. Maybe a little rustic compared to recent vintages, yet charming. The palate is very well balanced, and there is a touch of Brettanomyces that would be understandable given the warmth of the growing season. Cedar and graphite flourish toward the finish. This is at a peak now, and as I averred before, I would drink these sooner unless you have larger formats on your hands. Tasted at Burns & German's dinner to celebrate The Complete Bordeaux Vintage Guide book at Medlar. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2023)
— 3 months ago

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Domaines Martin

Château Gloria Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Reliable, delicious, and reasonable. Slightly on the fruitier end of the Bordeaux spectrum - gorgeous blackberry, plum and cassis, balanced by delicious chocolate, exotic tobacco, and good spice. Good acidity provides incredible length. Always amazing for the price. — a month ago

Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2014 Cheval Blanc has an attractive nose with brambly red fruit, sous-bois, a pencil box and a touch of Xmas cake. It does not take too much aeration before it develops further aromas of black truffle and morels. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins, fleshy, ripe and tensile with red peppercorn hints toward the slightly granular finish. Very harmonious and persistent. It is outstanding in the context of the vintage. Tasted at Bordeaux Index's 10-Year-On tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2024)
— a month ago

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Peter Martin Ray Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Pretty darn close to old school Napa. — 7 months ago