2010 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|
|2010||Napa Valley||0.58 g/100ml||3.63||14.5%||0.18g/100ml|
In The Vineyard
The 2010 vintage was one of the coolest vintages on record. Subsequently, the grapes matured at a slow pace, allowing for intense flavor and tannin development while retaining the grape's natural acidity. We selected the Cabernet fruit from all parts of the Napa Valley, from Calistoga to the Oak Knoll District, including much of our own grapes from the William Hill Estate Vineyard, Sage Canyon Vineyard and Ghost Pines Vineyard. Merlot, Petite Sirah, Petite Verdot and Syrah grapes were added to enhance complexity and nuance from select sites in Napa and our famed Monte Rosso Vineyard.
In The Cellar
Our 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon delivers the highest quality from our premium 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, Petit Verdot and Syrah 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. Just before the 2011 harvest, the Cabernet legs were blended together and put back into the original barrels to marry together until blending with the other four varietals. The finished wine was aged in a combination of French, American and Hungarian oak barrels with medium to heavy toast levels for approximately 15 months.