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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 28 
TypeRed
ProducerLouis M. Martini (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionSonoma County
AppellationSonoma County
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UPC Code(s)085000011638

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2014 (based on 8 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 86.2 pts. and median of 87 pts. in 157 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by 52winelover on 4/29/2015 & rated 79 points: Not holding up. (284 views)
 Tasted by JamboJulie on 11/3/2014 & rated 75 points: bad after taste (1629 views)
 Tasted by gazinho on 9/24/2014 & rated 77 points: Curious grape must taste, fairly sure the bottle was not flawed, just dull wine. (1837 views)
 Tasted by protchman on 9/13/2014 & rated 88 points: Smooth and complex, this is dry and softly tannic, with pleasant blackberry, black currant, and spice and cedar flavors. Ready to drink now. S.H. (12/31/2012) (1885 views)
 Tasted by Montombi on 7/28/2014: Great drank with john get more (2282 views)
 Tasted by Barry Notes on 6/16/2014 & rated 85 points: PnP, served cool. Dark purple color. Thinner nose, light/med body. Nothing special, fine for an everyday porch wine. Some forest floor, mature, drink now. Nothing off. Gift. (2621 views)
 Tasted by tandc on 5/12/2014 & rated 88 points: Always a good standby wine,
Had with homemade pasta and bolognaise sauce (1889 views)
 Tasted by mwanasheria on 5/10/2014 & rated 87 points: Cherries, prunes, vanilla, some cassis. Well made. (1627 views)
 Tasted by hrj on 4/29/2014 & rated 89 points: Soft, light, and few tannin for a Cabert Sauvignon.
Very goog wine. (1801 views)
 Tasted by maurcy on 3/18/2014: Generally LM Napa Valley dinks better than the sonoma county. 2011 vintage SonomaCounty isequal to Napa Valley productions. (2054 views)
 Tasted by Dexter Morgan on 3/4/2014 & rated 89 points: This was slow to develop but gained traction with a minerally core of cherries, red currants, and pastille. Juicy, balanced, and good tension between acid and fruit. Great with food. (1340 views)
 Tasted by Furniturebill on 2/11/2014: - Garnet color. (1873 views)
 Tasted by MattiasHansen on 2/9/2014 & rated 90 points: Ripe cassis, dark raspberry, pipe tobacco, sweet vanilla and gentle wood spice. Fruitforward and vibrant palate with soft and succulent dark berries. Great balance with ripe and sweet tannins on the close. Not a large wine, but a succesful one on a smaller scale. 55+13+16+6 (1901 views)
 Tasted by Kesslerc14 on 2/8/2014 & rated 89 points: This one is drinking nicely right now. Similar tasting notes as before, but has smoothed out considerably since the last bottle. (1659 views)
 Tasted by MattiasHansen on 1/10/2014 & rated 90 points: Dark ruby. Nose of red and dark red cherry and raspberry, slightly cooked in character. Spices and black pepper too. palate is soft and creamy , a fruitdriven and balanced expression of Cabernet, with red berries, grilled herbs, and pipe tobacco. This one is light on its feet and restrained. Finish is medium intense with sweet and unobtrusive tannins giving enough of a bite on the close. The palate is wonderful here, well balanced and pure, and with 45 minutes of air it fleshes out nicely, the slightly cooked fruit on the nose the only real drawback here. Great QPR. 16/20 (2081 views)
 Tasted by tandc on 12/25/2013 & rated 87 points: Christmas dinner with lamb shanks
good as always (2029 views)
 Tasted by vin0vin0 on 11/27/2013 & rated 86 points: Decent Sonoma County cab from Louis Martini. Red and black cherry, dried prune, medium tannin and light to moderate acidity. Nothing over the top, just a decent middle of the road cab. (3206 views)
 Tasted by YWG Wine Guy on 11/16/2013 & rated 88 points: Nice expression of Cab here - rich and darn tasty. Dark inky in glass. Nose is deep, dark, plumy with a little smokey fruit. Palate is full bodied and light acid with smooth tannin. Fruit is rich also with similar vibes as the nose. There is an oaky quality that comes through on finish but is restrained. Juicy tasty vino that is nice drinking with and without food. Price is right to make this a no brainer week-day vino. (3567 views)
 Tasted by willpluc on 11/12/2013 & rated 87 points: The wine looks Inky colored. It smells like Tar, Ethyl Acetate, Mineral, and Stoniness. It tastes like Red Currant, Black currant (cassis), Plum, Pomegranate, Lead Pencil, Clove, Ethanol, and Tar. The body is Medium/Full. The wine has Bright texture. The wine finishes Medium. Hard to put a finger on it. Very good and tasty. big and bright bold and wow, clean, (3687 views)
 Tasted by Barrygloec on 11/9/2013 & rated 89 points: I like it but not as much as Rodney Strong Cab (3404 views)
 Tasted by Seventy on 11/3/2013 & rated 85 points: Just fine, but I'm probably done getting it. (3490 views)
 Tasted by tandc on 11/2/2013 & rated 90 points: really good value wine (2447 views)
 Tasted by ATLeonidas on 10/31/2013 & rated 87 points: Clean nose - a little bit unripe, vegetal, red fruits. Nice acidity. Good black raspberries and cherries, menthol/eucalyptus/tobacco, lightly toasted, chocolate. Lingering leather and grassiness. Some mildly harsh tannins, but this is pretty good and versatile. (2487 views)
 Tasted by drrobvino on 10/16/2013 & rated 87 points: Bottle has been open 3 days, recorked at cellar temp.
Appears clear, deep purple ruby at the core, fading to med purple at the rim.
Nose is clean, developing, showing off med intensity aromas of plum, moist earth, raspberry, black cherry, and road tar.
Palate is dry, showing med in body, med alcohol (listed 13.8%), with med intensity flavors repeated from the nose, including ripe plum, black cherry, tar, and soil. Rather straightforward and simple in its delivery, but tasty nonetheless. The tannins are med(+) and are firm and persistent, rather astringent and drying at this point. The acidity is med, keeping the wine rather lithe and fairly fresh, and the finish is med in length with plum and minerals.
This is a good quality wine, starting to drink well now, but tannins are still too hefty for the other elements, and will probably never loosen their grip before the med-intensity fruit dries up. Drink now through 2016 or so. (2819 views)
 Tasted by AMC Eagle on 10/9/2013 & rated 87 points: Nice dark fruits along with some mild cassis. The oak is a little too much and needs to calm down. Not bad for a Wednesday night drinker but the oak needs to be turned down a notch or four. (2770 views)
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By Julia Harding, MW
JancisRobinson.com (10/1/2013)
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