Friday, June 6, 2014

Louis M. Martini 2012 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

Sonoma County is comprised of numerous wine growing regions from Carneros(south) to the Alexander Valley(north).  The Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon is made from grapes that are over 50% from estate vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley and the Alexander Valley regions in northern Sonoma County.  The wine includes 8% Petit Sirah with a hint of Merlot.

The wine is said to showcase fresh ripe flavors of black cherry, currant and spice.  I found the wine to be flavored of dark fruit with a finish of medium tanins.  I enjoyed it better than most Sonoma County Cabs in this price range.  You can buy this wine for under $12 at Costco and at Total Wines and More or for $17 at Publix or other grocery stores.  You can order it for $20 from the winery.  At $12, it is a good buy, but I would choose to pay a dollar more for the Joel Gott Cabernet (see my earlier review).

SC Wine Joe rating = 87