LOUIS M. MARTINI “Monte Rosso Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

(Sonoma Valley, California) $85

What a fantastic wine. First of all, it tastes like it costs twice as much as it does. But second, there’s a beauty and majesty here that’s impossible to ignore. The flavors come in hedonistic waves—dark cherries, minerals, rich cocoa, bay, and something fresh and vivid like the heady smell of a mountain forest. Best of all, I love how the wine’s rich flavors are encased by a soaring structure of fine tannin. Over the last several decades (since 1938), Martini has made several wines, including cabernet, from the vineyard. The oldest vines for this wine are now 50 years old. (15.5% abv)

95 points KM

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