2015 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon: 92 Points. The Tasting Panel, Jan/Feb 2018

Louis M. Martini 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County ($20) With fruit sourced from Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley, a plethora of perfectly ripe fruit is layered in this juicy red. Cherry liqueur and toffee-mocha-oak on the nose is luxurious, while blackberry and plum surge on the palate to jam with anise and mocha intertwining with snappy dry tannins. This has an Old-World profile. We tasted the wine in an exclusively-crafted Riedel Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon glass with a laser-cut rim and a longer bowl. The concentrated layers of flavor were perceived when sipped in a different wine glass.