Louis M. Martini

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.0812 ratings
8.926 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Beau Baker

Everything I like about Napa cabs. Great tannins and structure yet fruit forward. I like it better than the Sonoma cab from LM.

Everything I like about Napa cabs. Great tannins and structure yet fruit forward. I like it better than the Sonoma cab from LM.

5 people found it helpfulSep 13th, 2014
Christine Havens

Sporting classic notes of pencil shavings, black currants, mint, and fine dust, Louis Martini's 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is like a no-frills 4-door sedan. Its structure is concentrated on the fore palate, with firm, fine tannins followed by plush blackberries, black Italian plums, figs, spice and anise, delivering Napa Cab expression at a reasonable price. There is even a dusting of cocoa powder on the exhaust pipe. Sample

Sporting classic notes of pencil shavings, black currants, mint, and fine dust, Louis Martini's 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is like a no-frills 4-door sedan. Its structure is concentrated on the fore palate, with firm, fine tannins followed by plush blackberries, black Italian plums, figs, spice and anise, delivering Napa Cab expression at a reasonable price. There is even a dusting of cocoa powder on the exhaust pipe. Sample

2 people found it helpfulDec 27th, 2015
Monica Smith

Amazing.

Amazing.

2 people found it helpfulJul 13th, 2014
John Marsland

Holy. One of the best cabs I've had this year. Silky, drinks like a wine 10 years older

Holy. One of the best cabs I've had this year. Silky, drinks like a wine 10 years older

2 people found it helpfulJan 7th, 2014
Lundmark Kvarnstrom

Because it's Friday! Cheers to all wine lovers our there.

Because it's Friday! Cheers to all wine lovers our there.

1 person found it helpfulJun 26th, 2015
Riccardo L.

This is a goooood Napa Cab. Not overwhelmingly opulent, but still full and alive in the mouth. Nice lingering tingliness from the tannins and a hint of structured acidity.

This is a goooood Napa Cab. Not overwhelmingly opulent, but still full and alive in the mouth. Nice lingering tingliness from the tannins and a hint of structured acidity.

1 person found it helpfulJan 27th, 2015
Michael Kazanjian

Kavetha and Nick brought two wines, liked this one, liked the first one better.

Kavetha and Nick brought two wines, liked this one, liked the first one better.

1 person found it helpfulOct 26th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

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Owned by gallo since 2002

1 person found it helpfulSep 19th, 2013
Brad Hemmer

Blackberries, dark plum, dusty, tobacco, light vanilla, chocolate, pepper. Nice long finish!
Last night in the home we moved in back in 2010 so went w vintage for fun and reminiscing some great memories.

Blackberries, dark plum, dusty, tobacco, light vanilla, chocolate, pepper. Nice long finish!
Last night in the home we moved in back in 2010 so went w vintage for fun and reminiscing some great memories.

Dec 12th, 2016
Brad Hemmer

Blackberry, black cherry, eucalyptus, dusty, oak chips, a little chocolate, nice finish with good acidity, medium plus tannins, solid structure. Good value for Napa Cabernet.

Blackberry, black cherry, eucalyptus, dusty, oak chips, a little chocolate, nice finish with good acidity, medium plus tannins, solid structure. Good value for Napa Cabernet.

Jul 14th, 2016