Louis M Martini Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
|Brand||Louis M Martini|
Broad-shouldered and dense, with very ripe waves of raspberry, plum and boysenberry reduction flavors coursing through, inlaid with singed vanilla, apple wood and sweet tobacco accents. Cuts a wide swath through the finish, with the fruit powering through in unison with the toast and a tug of loam. A big 'un. Best from 2020 through 2030. 813 cases made.
This is a thick, concentrated expression of the grape that shows undeniable power and intensity. Crayon wax, cedar, black currant, black pepper and shapely tannins define its rich core. This can stand some time in the cellar; drink 2025-2030.
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Lot. 1 is Louis Martini's top Cabernet bottling. Ripe and yet also light on its feet for such a rich wine, the 2015 possesses terrific aromatic intensity that give lift as well as energy. Blueberry jam, new leather, spice, licorice, menthol and dried flowers all run through this super-expressive, resonant Cabernet Sauvignon. There is plenty to like.