About This Wine
Michael Martini got a hands-on education in crafting world-class wines.
His formal study of viticulture in the renowned winemaking program at the University of California Davis came after growing up with his father and grandfather in the family’s vineyards and cellars.
After graduation, Mike worked side-by-side with his dad, Louis P. Martini, before taking the reins as winemaker of Louis M. Martini Winery in 1977. Under his father’s tutelage, he developed his own winemaking style, bringing balance and a rich texture to the family's Cabernet Sauvignon blends. In 1981, he traveled throughout France with legendary California winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff to explore artisan winemaking techniques.
Today’s Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from vineyards up and down the valley. The finished wine was aged in a mix of French and American oak barrels to lend additional flavor and complexity. The 2009 bottling is another in a long line of legendary vintages.
About Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep color and richness with the potential to age a long time, and better still if aged in oak before bottling. Classic flavors blackcurrant, plum, cherry and spice. The most popular varietal of red wine in America.
- Grape Composition:100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Grape Source:Premium Vineyards in Napa Valley, California
- Aromas & Flavors:Cassis, Sweet Herbs, Pipe Tobacco and Black Cherry
- Aging Vessels:French and American Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestionsmoked meats, or leg of lamb.