Louis M. Martini

California Cabernet Sauvignon

9.0200 ratings
9.120 pro ratings
California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Daniel McCullough

Sommelier/Wine Director Oenotri

9.0

This held up surprisingly well. A touch of fruit left, mostly dried characteristics but soft tannins and good acidity.

This held up surprisingly well. A touch of fruit left, mostly dried characteristics but soft tannins and good acidity.

4 people found it helpfulSep 22nd, 2013
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, cherries, vanilla, earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, green herbs, cloves, graphite, light vinaigrette and black pepper.

Medium plus in body and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, spices, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Medium minus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Cabernet Sauvignon from California is drinkable, but nothing special. Spicy with mild complexity and a soft mouthfeel. Balanced, but a bit harsh on the ending.

I've had it many times before and I still can't get into it 😃

13.8% alcohol by volume.

84 points.

$18.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, cherries, vanilla, earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, green herbs, cloves, graphite, light vinaigrette and black pepper.

Medium plus in body and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, spices, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Medium minus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Cabernet Sauvignon from California is drinkable, but nothing special. Spicy with mild complexity and a soft mouthfeel. Balanced, but a bit harsh on the ending.

I've had it many times before and I still can't get into it 😃

13.8% alcohol by volume.

84 points.

$18.

1 person found it helpfulAug 21st, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.9

Lovely, classic old California cab.

Lovely, classic old California cab.

Jun 12th, 2017
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

8.9

Still holding up. $4.24 at Trader Joe's back in the day.

Still holding up. $4.24 at Trader Joe's back in the day.

Nov 17th, 2016
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.2

Glorious example of a seminal Napa wine!

Glorious example of a seminal Napa wine!

May 25th, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Red cherry, plum, spice, chocolate and espresso. M tannin and body. M* intensity. Fruit forward.

Red cherry, plum, spice, chocolate and espresso. M tannin and body. M* intensity. Fruit forward.

Feb 6th, 2016
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.3

Superb aromatics. Delicate, integrated, complex and silky. Buy

Superb aromatics. Delicate, integrated, complex and silky. Buy

Sep 19th, 2015
Marty Winters

Not the best bottle I have had but so incredibly lucky to get to taste these on a regular basis. #Timetraveling

Not the best bottle I have had but so incredibly lucky to get to taste these on a regular basis. #Timetraveling

Jul 1st, 2015
Julia Weinberg

@Kelli White and I may have failed at calling this, but Ben sure succeeded in pouring us a beauty. Super fresh, fine detailed tannins and fruit very much intact.

@Kelli White and I may have failed at calling this, but Ben sure succeeded in pouring us a beauty. Super fresh, fine detailed tannins and fruit very much intact.

Jun 28th, 2015
Napa Valley Wine Academy

Another stunner from the 70's - really showed the age ability of Napa Valley Cabernets of that age. Garnet color with good acid and evolved grippy tannins. Flavors of dried flowers, boysenberries, earth, smoke, and some lovely funk! I want more!

Another stunner from the 70's - really showed the age ability of Napa Valley Cabernets of that age. Garnet color with good acid and evolved grippy tannins. Flavors of dried flowers, boysenberries, earth, smoke, and some lovely funk! I want more!

Mar 13th, 2015