Louis M Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 750ml - Vine Republic
Louis M Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 750ml
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Louis M Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

  • wa92+
  • ws91
  • we90


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Grapes for this Cabernet Sauvignon were carefully selected from several of our premium Napa Valley vineyards, including Sun Lake, Cypress Ranch and Sage Canyon. The 2016 growing season was remarkably steady. A cooperative spring and warm summer allowed grapes to ripen fully and evenly, allowing us to pick blocks across Napa Valley at optimum maturity and complexity. The 2016 vintage offers intense aromatics with outstanding concentration, structure and balance. The grapes were carefully harvested and destemmed. Each lot was aged and evaluated separately, with the final blend taking place in February 2018. In total, the wine was aged for 21 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels (30% new).

Wine Advocate
  • wa92+

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is made up of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petite Sirah, 5% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot and 1% Malbec, aged in 30% new French and American oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it gives up bold notions of cassis, black cherries and spice box with hints of cedar and fragrant earth. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy with loads of muscular fruit accented by a notable but not overwhelming oaky presence, going to a long, layered finish. 2019 - 2034.

Wine Spectator
  • ws91

Solid and direct, with a core of plum sauce and cassis wrapped in warm vanilla-accented toast. Picks up tobacco and licorice root hints through the grippy finish. Best from 2021 through 2027. 60,000 cases made.

August 31, 2021
Wine Enthusiast
  • we90

This wine delivers flavors of jammy blackberry, cherry, dark chocolate and graham cracker that make for a decadent, approachable experience. Drinkable now, it will please an array of palates.

September 1, 2021