Louis M. Martini

Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

8.82813 ratings
8.743 pro ratings
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
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.7

Napa is over.

Napa is over.

May 20th, 2018
Ellen Clifford

Totally sippable but tannins and developing oak say “let me rest another...year! Cab can be finicky. It needs its rest. This guy is rich but a wee bit rough. I would taste in, say, 1 1/2 years it would be a 9.1. On the up-note the Gallo camp sent me the marvelous cab glass I sipped it from and I taste-tested it against my go-to fave glass (the overly pricy but miraculous Zalto burgundy glass) and the glass the Martini/Riedel peeps devised KILLS (tried on another cab too) if you are drinking cab. What dooooo ya know

Totally sippable but tannins and developing oak say “let me rest another...year! Cab can be finicky. It needs its rest. This guy is rich but a wee bit rough. I would taste in, say, 1 1/2 years it would be a 9.1. On the up-note the Gallo camp sent me the marvelous cab glass I sipped it from and I taste-tested it against my go-to fave glass (the overly pricy but miraculous Zalto burgundy glass) and the glass the Martini/Riedel peeps devised KILLS (tried on another cab too) if you are drinking cab. What dooooo ya know

Nov 20th, 2017
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Red fruits and black cherry with sweet baking spices, vanilla on the nose. Smooth structure. One dimensional but quite delicious.

Red fruits and black cherry with sweet baking spices, vanilla on the nose. Smooth structure. One dimensional but quite delicious.

Nov 10th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.8

Dark purplish ruby red. Notes of dark cherries and wood spices on the nose. Bright acidity and medium tannins (5.5/10). Not over the top on the palate with notes of oak, gravel, bramble berries and spices. Drink till 2024.

Dark purplish ruby red. Notes of dark cherries and wood spices on the nose. Bright acidity and medium tannins (5.5/10). Not over the top on the palate with notes of oak, gravel, bramble berries and spices. Drink till 2024.

Sep 23rd, 2017
Nick Hindle

Honestly surprised by the bold flavors of his 2012 Cab out of a $10 bottle. Headed back the the store to but another bottle!

Honestly surprised by the bold flavors of his 2012 Cab out of a $10 bottle. Headed back the the store to but another bottle!

19 people found it helpfulDec 5th, 2013
Rylan Carpena

Pleasantly surprised by this inexpensive wine. Medium color concentration, medium-minus tannin, medium viscosity, medium intensity. Fruit aromas of dried cherry and plum. Low acid, medium alcohol, long finish with medium complexity.

Pleasantly surprised by this inexpensive wine. Medium color concentration, medium-minus tannin, medium viscosity, medium intensity. Fruit aromas of dried cherry and plum. Low acid, medium alcohol, long finish with medium complexity.

10 people found it helpfulFeb 9th, 2015
Beth Lancaster

Full-bodied. Very smooth. Buttery.

Full-bodied. Very smooth. Buttery.

10 people found it helpfulJul 13th, 2014
Brad Hemmer

Always good, easy to drink, every day value.

Always good, easy to drink, every day value.

7 people found it helpfulJun 21st, 2014
Raul Puga

Great QPR. Great Fruit and a great finish. Enjoyable

Great QPR. Great Fruit and a great finish. Enjoyable

4 people found it helpfulApr 30th, 2016
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a dark purple rim.

On the nose, black currants, black cherries, blackberries, licorice, cloves, smoke, wood, vanilla, spices and peppercorn.

Full bodied and rich, with medium plus acidity and nice looking legs.

Bone dry on the palate with blackberries, cherries, plums, black licorice, cloves, spices, cedar, vanilla, earth and eucalyptus.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and spices.

A nice everyday Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County. Enjoyable by itself and very spicy (after 90 minutes of opening up).

Nicely balanced, but not very complex. Would pair nicely with lamb or beef dishes. Needs 60 minutes of airtime. I find that this vintage is better than the previous ones.

Could benefit some, from one more year in the bottle. Right now it has too much cloves for my taste.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

Dark ruby in color with a dark purple rim.

On the nose, black currants, black cherries, blackberries, licorice, cloves, smoke, wood, vanilla, spices and peppercorn.

Full bodied and rich, with medium plus acidity and nice looking legs.

Bone dry on the palate with blackberries, cherries, plums, black licorice, cloves, spices, cedar, vanilla, earth and eucalyptus.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and spices.

A nice everyday Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County. Enjoyable by itself and very spicy (after 90 minutes of opening up).

Nicely balanced, but not very complex. Would pair nicely with lamb or beef dishes. Needs 60 minutes of airtime. I find that this vintage is better than the previous ones.

Could benefit some, from one more year in the bottle. Right now it has too much cloves for my taste.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

3 people found it helpfulNov 6th, 2016