2011 Napa Valley
The Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a deep burgundy color with aromas of dark fruits, smoky cedar and dried herbs. Concentrated flavors of black cherry and blackberry are framed nicely by cedar and toast notes on the finish. Rich and broad in the mouth, this wine has a long finish with an expansive palate. This is a well structured and balanced wine that is medium-to-full-bodied and is ready to enjoy now or can be aged up to 5 years.
|vintage||origin||titratable acidity||ph||alcohol||residual sugar|
|2011||Napa Valley||0.57 g/100ml||3.68||14.4%||0.29g/100ml|
In The Vineyard
After a growing season with many challenges, including rain followed by high humidity and overall cool temperatures, the 2011 harvest in Napa Valley turned out quite nicely. The rains during bloom affected our vines less than others, because our clusters were loose enough to drain any moisture. Dry, sunny weather provided ideal ripening and picking conditions during harvest, creating memorable wines with excellent color and elegant flavors.
In The Cellar
Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon delivers the highest quality from our premier Napa Valley vineyards. After destemming, the grapes were transferred to upright tanks for a two- to three-day cold soak. The must was pumped over up to three times a day, with some delestage for the Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot lots. We tasted each lot daily to determine the optimal drainage time, which ultimately led to some extended maceration for the Cabernet. Each lot was evaluated separately as it aged in a combination of French, American and Hungarian oak barrels with medium to heavy toast levels for approximately 15 months.
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