Martin Ray

Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.029 ratings
9.13 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
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It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.


Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.

Fruity on the nose with blackberries, cooked cherries, dried figs, licorice, cedar, heavy vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates, spices and mocha.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, sweet oak, spices, chocolates, peppercorn, dark coffee and tobacco.

Long finish with soft tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Fruit forward with a tangy finish.

Good right out of the bottle and will be better in the next few years with proper care.

Good by itself or with food. Delicious and yummy.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats, cheeses and light appetizers.

Aged for 16 months in 50% new French oak barrels.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$33.

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.


Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.

Fruity on the nose with blackberries, cooked cherries, dried figs, licorice, cedar, heavy vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates, spices and mocha.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, sweet oak, spices, chocolates, peppercorn, dark coffee and tobacco.

Long finish with soft tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Fruit forward with a tangy finish.

Good right out of the bottle and will be better in the next few years with proper care.

Good by itself or with food. Delicious and yummy.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats, cheeses and light appetizers.

Aged for 16 months in 50% new French oak barrels.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$33.

Jan 17th, 2020
Matt Trader

Very nice value from Napa from Martin Ray in Santa Rosa, CA. Shows to ample fruit, with silky integrated tannins and a medium finish. Loads of dark cherry, and casis, with undertones of chocolate and green bell pepper.

Very nice value from Napa from Martin Ray in Santa Rosa, CA. Shows to ample fruit, with silky integrated tannins and a medium finish. Loads of dark cherry, and casis, with undertones of chocolate and green bell pepper.

Jun 8th, 2018
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

Day two mild very smooth not interesting seems thin

Day two mild very smooth not interesting seems thin

Sep 8th, 2016
Daniel Wade

Dark and luscious

Dark and luscious

Feb 16th, 2018
Erin

Foley’s thanksgiving, Lucy

Foley’s thanksgiving, Lucy

Nov 23rd, 2017
Rhonda Baldwin

Full body, nice fruit after, rich and delectable. 2014 vintage

Full body, nice fruit after, rich and delectable. 2014 vintage

Sep 21st, 2017
Renee Crawford

Great cab

Great cab

Sep 16th, 2017
Jody Scharf

Rarely the pros are rating higher than the peeps. But this wine they are. Full mouth of love, dark fruits and some tobacco. Young but ready.

Rarely the pros are rating higher than the peeps. But this wine they are. Full mouth of love, dark fruits and some tobacco. Young but ready.

Aug 11th, 2017
Stephen Sternberger

This is an outstanding Napa cab at a very reasonable price. It is toward the full-bodied side with wonderful layers of black cherry, with a hint of caramel and toffee. If you're familiar with the Monticello Jefferson Cuvée, this is quite comparable and every bit as good.

This is an outstanding Napa cab at a very reasonable price. It is toward the full-bodied side with wonderful layers of black cherry, with a hint of caramel and toffee. If you're familiar with the Monticello Jefferson Cuvée, this is quite comparable and every bit as good.

Aug 5th, 2017
Ryan Carney

Bottle we got from Sara at Blue Ridge wine shop

Bottle we got from Sara at Blue Ridge wine shop

Feb 25th, 2017