Martin Ray

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.79 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Napa Valley, 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
"Odedi"

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Medium plus in body with long fat legs.

Dry on the palate with medium acidity.

Showing blueberries, black cherries, black plums, cedar, licorice, chocolates, vanilla, espresso, cola, light herbs, spices and light black tea.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 8 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is very tasty now. Spicy and rich, yet elegant.

Showing nice complexity at this point. Soft and smooth. Tangy, with lots of coffee and chocolate notes.

Not too bold, and easy drinking right out of the bottle. After an hour in the glass, tannins show up, only to enhance the experience.

Peaking now, and will continue to drink nicely in the next few years.

I had it with a Charcuterie board, but will also pair very nicely with a nice piece of steak.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes where aged for 16 months in (50% new) French Oak barrels.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$38 (current vintage).

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Medium plus in body with long fat legs.

Dry on the palate with medium acidity.

Showing blueberries, black cherries, black plums, cedar, licorice, chocolates, vanilla, espresso, cola, light herbs, spices and light black tea.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 8 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is very tasty now. Spicy and rich, yet elegant.

Showing nice complexity at this point. Soft and smooth. Tangy, with lots of coffee and chocolate notes.

Not too bold, and easy drinking right out of the bottle. After an hour in the glass, tannins show up, only to enhance the experience.

Peaking now, and will continue to drink nicely in the next few years.

I had it with a Charcuterie board, but will also pair very nicely with a nice piece of steak.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes where aged for 16 months in (50% new) French Oak barrels.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$38 (current vintage).

Oct 20th, 2023
Katy Jossy Simanski

Nice on the nose, drinks a bit boozy.

Nice on the nose, drinks a bit boozy.

Feb 14th, 2019
Owen DeWitt

Needs time to breathe!

Needs time to breathe!

Jan 7th, 2022
Luke raimondo

From K+L. Good at $20.

From K+L. Good at $20.

Jun 20th, 2019
Timothy Lynch

I'm way out of my comfort zone discussing CA Cab. So, let's leave it at that. (A nicely charred T-bone served with a Roquefort salad just may bring some balance to this very awkward wine. The highly noticeable ABV is 14.6% and pretty much sets the tone for a wine to pass on.

I'm way out of my comfort zone discussing CA Cab. So, let's leave it at that. (A nicely charred T-bone served with a Roquefort salad just may bring some balance to this very awkward wine. The highly noticeable ABV is 14.6% and pretty much sets the tone for a wine to pass on.

Oct 15th, 2018
Michael & Lauren Keller

Michael had this a year ago

Michael had this a year ago

Jan 22nd, 2023
Nathan J. M. Locke

Nathan had this a year ago

Nathan had this a year ago

Oct 3rd, 2022
Rob
8.4

Rob had this 5 years ago

Rob had this 5 years ago

Mar 8th, 2019
John Happel

John had this 5 years ago

John had this 5 years ago

Dec 10th, 2018