Louis M. Martini

Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.326 ratings
9.52 pro ratings
Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, 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
Sipping Fine Wine

100% Cab Sauv from Sonoma and its a beauty. Aged for 27 months in about 80% new oak, majority French, with a bit of American oak. Aromas of black fruit, spice and cedar. On the palate flavors of blackberry, blueberry and currants with notes of licorice, tobacco and cacao. Great mouthfeel (high alcohol), full-bodied, ripe big tannins, well balanced on long lingering finish ending with smoky earthy character. Wow!!

100% Cab Sauv from Sonoma and its a beauty. Aged for 27 months in about 80% new oak, majority French, with a bit of American oak. Aromas of black fruit, spice and cedar. On the palate flavors of blackberry, blueberry and currants with notes of licorice, tobacco and cacao. Great mouthfeel (high alcohol), full-bodied, ripe big tannins, well balanced on long lingering finish ending with smoky earthy character. Wow!!

Sep 5th, 2019
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.5

Probably the best Cabernet we have had from Sonoma ever.

Probably the best Cabernet we have had from Sonoma ever.

Feb 24th, 2018
Jeroen Koenen

Still very primary and young, but already approachable after a considerable decant. Dark fruit, luxurious and bountiful oak, ultraripe tannines and relatively low in acidity. Not jammy at all, very well balanced, gorgeous wine.

Still very primary and young, but already approachable after a considerable decant. Dark fruit, luxurious and bountiful oak, ultraripe tannines and relatively low in acidity. Not jammy at all, very well balanced, gorgeous wine.

Dec 16th, 2020
Alessandro Dalle Carbonare

Tight. Drank over three days. Long time ahead to age and get better. Appassimento style. Interesting in its way even at this young stage.

Tight. Drank over three days. Long time ahead to age and get better. Appassimento style. Interesting in its way even at this young stage.

Jun 17th, 2020
Scott Soren

Typical Napa cab. Structure with goof long finish. Dark berries dominate the pallet

Typical Napa cab. Structure with goof long finish. Dark berries dominate the pallet

Feb 10th, 2019
Scott Soren

Killer cab that has 20+ years in bottle

Killer cab that has 20+ years in bottle

Jun 14th, 2018
Michael Fuller

Big, bold black fruit. Some vanilla, cedar, and graphite notes.

Big, bold black fruit. Some vanilla, cedar, and graphite notes.

Mar 19th, 2018
Mono Head

verysmooth. 9.0. Good integration. Like it. $65

verysmooth. 9.0. Good integration. Like it. $65

Jan 27th, 2018
Jeroen Koenen

I don’t think I ever had a bottle with this much TCA...
Cork-liquour.... disgusting.

70€ down the drain.

I don’t think I ever had a bottle with this much TCA...
Cork-liquour.... disgusting.

70€ down the drain.

Oct 27th, 2020
Dick Schinkel

Dick had this a month ago

Dick had this a month ago

Dec 20th, 2020