Martin Ray

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

9.280 ratings
9.37 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, 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
Corey Zamora, CSW

Wow, Structured, and balanced. Almost rustic till the finish when the power hits you. This needs heavy beef, so tasty.

Wow, Structured, and balanced. Almost rustic till the finish when the power hits you. This needs heavy beef, so tasty.

1 person found it helpfulJul 21st, 2018
Jusden Aumand

Not for the faint of heart. If you don't like complex hellish structure stay away. If you are still reading you will love glass after glass.

Oh, and they managed to throw some big rich black fruit in there too!

Not for the faint of heart. If you don't like complex hellish structure stay away. If you are still reading you will love glass after glass.

Oh, and they managed to throw some big rich black fruit in there too!

Sep 14th, 2016
Marty Mathis

OK ok, I drank this year's ago but HEY there a story nonetheless. #scmwine Saratoga CA. Cabernet Sauvignon.

OK ok, I drank this year's ago but HEY there a story nonetheless. #scmwine Saratoga CA. Cabernet Sauvignon.

Oct 24th, 2015
Chris MacLean

Very enjoyable, with juicy earthy notes mid-palate that cling to the sides of my mouth, making me want more.

Very enjoyable, with juicy earthy notes mid-palate that cling to the sides of my mouth, making me want more.

Feb 7th, 2015
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.8

From Cooper-Garrod vineyards and Fellom Ranch (on montebello ridge). Aged 30 months in French oak, 35% new barrels.

From Cooper-Garrod vineyards and Fellom Ranch (on montebello ridge). Aged 30 months in French oak, 35% new barrels.

Dec 26th, 2013
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.3

Purchased fruit cortneybenhan

Purchased fruit cortneybenhan

Apr 5th, 2013
Robb Miller

Incredible

Incredible

Oct 18th, 2020
Jenks

Damn I should have bought a case of this from LB. Big dense fruit, bright, rocks, tannin. 13.7%. Looking forward to revisiting this down the road.

Damn I should have bought a case of this from LB. Big dense fruit, bright, rocks, tannin. 13.7%. Looking forward to revisiting this down the road.

Oct 10th, 2020
Clayton R Strong

Wow - this is phenomenal for the money. Wine has a lot of power but has the acidity and finesse as well. Loads of tannin and pencil shavings at first but finishes with dark fruit

Wow - this is phenomenal for the money. Wine has a lot of power but has the acidity and finesse as well. Loads of tannin and pencil shavings at first but finishes with dark fruit

Jul 5th, 2020
Thomas Smith

Probably one of the best wines I've ever had. So deliciously smooth. It almost tastes like a dessert wine.

Probably one of the best wines I've ever had. So deliciously smooth. It almost tastes like a dessert wine.

Mar 17th, 2019