Wine of the Week: Louis M. Martini, Sonoma County, Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Source: Dallas Morning News
June 25, 2013
By Rebecca Murphy

Louis M. Martini, Sonoma County, Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

NF_LouisMartiniWineWith so many wines available these days, it’s easy to forget about the reliable wines that have been around for a while. A perfect example is this cabernet sauvignon from Louis M. Martini. It has plenty of plush black cherry, blueberry and blackberry fruit with hints of toast and vanilla. It’s round and plump in the mouth, with enough savory acidity to keep your mouth watering. It finishes with burnished tannins. Keep it around for your favorite burger or red meat from the grill.

The Napa Valley winery will celebrate its 80th anniversary in September. It was established by Louis M. Martini; today the wines are made by his grandson Michael. The winery was sold to Gallo several years ago, a move that provided more resources for the family and for the winery. At the time of the sale, Michael said the change gave him the freedom to make wines in his style and more tools to do it with.

 

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