2019 Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, California, USA (750ml)
Classic and well-structured, this Cabernet Sauvignon brims with soft and approachable notes of black plum and wisps of fennel on the nose. Layers of dark cherry and cassis are unscored by hints of black licorice and a gravelly earthiness. The oak is well-integrated, imparting notes of sweet aromatics, resin and a bit of torn mint on the long finish.
Serve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with all manner of grilled steak, juicy burgers and Portobello mushrooms.
Currant, green pine-cone and bark aromas follow through to a medium body with fine tannins and a creamy texture. Reserved at the end. Very fine and elegant.
- James Suckling, 94 pts.
Ripe, but with freshness to help carry off the well-laden core of blackberry, boysenberry and black cherry compote. Reveals a nice backdrop of singed alder and mesquite as well as licorice snap, with good underlying juiciness. Best from 2023 through 2036.
- Wine Spectator, 92 pts.
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