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CROWN CABERNET COLLECTION

Louis Martini Crown Cabernet.

Four bottles of Louis Martini Crown Cabernet.

Louis M. Martini Crown Graphic.

Dedicated to showcasing distinct site-specific characteristics of our most esteemed mountain sites, this reserve collection includes Cabernet Sauvignons from Monte Rosso Vineyard, Cypress Ranch Vineyard, Howell Mountain and Stagecoach Vineyard

Monte Rosso Vineyard

Monte Rosso is perched high in the Mayacamas Mountains and was acquired by Louis M. Martini in 1938. With some vines dating back to the 1880s, this iconic vineyard is covered in mineral-rich volcanic red soils, yielding wines driven by brilliant acidity and distinct notes of spice. Monte Rosso wines age beautifully, developing remarkable earth-driven nuances over time.

Cypress Ranch Vineyard

Basking in the warmth of Pope Valley, Cypress Ranch is known for its long, warm days and cool, crisp nights that dictate one of the largest diurnal shifts in Napa Valley. Cabernet Sauvignon from Cypress Ranch is highly structured and complex, with a unique balance of medium-dark fruit tones that rest on soft, dusty tannins.

Howell Mountain

Grape growing on Howell Mountain requires the practice of patience. On a sunny yet cool hillside, these vineyards yield highly concentrated fruit that takes longer to ripen and is the last to be harvested of all our wines. Howell Mountain produces rustic Cabernet Sauvignon that displays dominant notes of blackberry complemented by soft herbal characteristics. The considerable tannins of this wine will slowly smooth out over time

Stagecoach Vineyard

From the towering volcanic terrain eastern reaches of Napa, Stagecoach is among the most renowned vineyards in the valley. Like the gigantic boulders found in the vineyard itself, Stagecoach wines are robust and unhindered, characterized by notes of dense black fruit framed by firm, bold tannins. The vineyard’s enormous quantities of rugged rock mixed with hard volcanic soil imparts earthy notes and dark fruit on a powerful Cabernet Sauvignon.

Louis Martini Cypress Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine Specs

APPELATION:
Napa Valley
VARIETAL:
97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot
ALCOHOL CONTENT:
15.2%
RESIDUAL SUGAR:
0.5g/L
PH:
3.82
TITRATABLE ACIDITY:
5.4g/L

Louis M. Martini Winery
2019 Cypress Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Viticultural Notes

The fruit for our Cabernet Sauvignon originated from our estate Cypress Ranch Vineyard, where the high elevation of the Vaca Mountains and a tremendous diurnal shift result in rich, structurally unique wines. A small portion of Petit Verdot was selected from our estate Sun Lake Vineyard in Napa Valley. The 2019 growing season was exceptional with plentiful winter rains and a cool spring. By June, a consistently warm and steady summer emerged, encouraging canopy growth and allowing fruit to ripen slowly. Harvest began later in the year, yielding healthy clusters with rich, complex flavors and excellent structure.

 

Winemaker Notes

Our grapes were hand-harvested and hand-sorted in our micro-winery Cellar No. 254, then cold soaked for up to four days. Fermentation took place in small open-top tanks, allowing for precise and gentle extractions fur up to four times per day. Each lot was aged in French oak barrels and evaluated individually, with the final blend occurring mid July. In total, the wine was aged for 20 months in French oak barrels (75% new) and American oak barrels (6% new) and a year in bottle.

 

Howell Mountain Cab Sauv wine bottle.

Wine Specs

APPELATION:
Napa Valley
VARIETAL CONTENT:
Cabernet Sauvignon
VARIETAL ORIGIN:
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
ALCOHOL CONTENT:
15.2%
TITRATABLE ACIDITY:
5.6g/L
RESIDUAL SUGAR:
1.1g/L
PH:
3.73
CASES PRODUCED:
516

Louis M. Martini Winery
2019 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

About the Wine

A true mountain-grown Cabernet, this wine is unmistakably rustic. The 2019 vintage opens with aromas of red currant and cherry complemented by undertones of forest floor, thyme and fresh cedar. The full-bodied palate boasts notes of chocolate covered cherries and blueberries that rest on ripe, dusty tannins. This wine will slowly smooth over time, rewarding those who are patient enough to cellar for ten to twenty years.

 

Viticulture Notes

Grape growing on Howell Mountain requires the practice of patience. On a sunny yet cool hillside, these inconspicuous vineyards surrounded by a thicket of Redwood trees yield highly concentrated fruit that takes longer to ripen. The 2019 growing season was exceptional with plentiful winter rains and a cool spring. By June, a consistently warm and steady summer emerged, encouraging canopy growth and allowing fruit to ripen slowly, yielding healthy clusters with rich, complex flavors and excellent structure.

 

Winemaking Notes

The last to be harvested of all our wines, these grapes were hand-picked at the end of October. Fermentation took place in small open-top tanks, allowing for precise and gentle extraction of color and flavor. Each lot was aged in French oak barrels and evaluated individually, with the final blend occurring the summer of the following year. In total, the wine was aged for 28 months in barrel (70% new).

 

stagecoach hero

Wine Specs

APPELATION:
Napa Valley
VARIETAL CONTENT:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
VARIETAL ORIGIN:
100% Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa Valley
ALCOHOL CONTENT:
15.4%
TITRATABLE ACIDITY:
5.6g/L
RESIDUAL SUGAR:
0.5g/L
PH:
3.80
CASES PRODUCED:
535

Louis M. Martini Winery
2019 Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

About the Wine

Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon brings the presence of nearly 1,800 feet elevation piercing through the fog and the unforgiving rocky terrain to this wine. A dense concentration of blueberry reduction and black currant from the longer ripening season rises from the glass. Notes of black mission fig and mocha dust are framed by crushed bay leaf and star anise. A buoyant, supple structure and youthful mouthfeel carries through to a lasting finish.

 

Viticulture Notes

With over half of the varieties planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Stagecoach Vineyard is among the most renowned vineyards in the valley. Vintage 2019 was near perfect with early rain, a dry winter and fog-shrouded mornings over a long, warm summer. The fruit arrived in pristine condition with vibrant color, soft tannins and bright acidity.

 

Winemaking Notes

Grapes for this wine were hand harvested from multiple blocks of our Stagecoach vineyard in October and hand sorted at our micro-winery, Cellar No. 254. Fermentation took place in small open-top tanks, allowing for precise and gentle extraction of color and flavor. In total, the wine was aged for 19 months in French oak barrels (78% new) and a year in bottle.

 

Monte Rosso

Wine Specs

APPELATION:
100% Monte Rosso Vineyard, Sonoma Valley AVA
VARIETAL CONTENT:
98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot
ALCOHOL CONTENT:
16.1%
TITRATABLE ACIDITY:
5.6g/L
RESIDUAL SUGAR:
0.6g/L
PH:
3.63

Louis M. Martini Winery
2019 Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

About the Wine

The historic Monte Rosso Vineyard is one of California’s oldest Cabernet Sauvignon plantings that dates back to 1880. Located in the Moon Mountain subregion of Sonoma Valley, it sits in the shadow of the Mayacama mountain range at 1,300 feet above sea level. This beautifully balanced Cabernet Sauvignon is made from select lots from within this amazing vineyard. Deep ruby in color, this wine leads with aromas of red currants, warmed cherry cobbler, sandal wood, cardamon, and vanilla oak. The rich palate brings notes of black plum, cassis, cola nut and coco dusted truffle. The wine finishes luxuriously with a supple mouthfeel and round tannin structure.

 

Viticulture Notes

Harvest of 2019 began slow and mild with favorable wet conditions throughout the winter months which led to idyllic Spring weather. Dry, sunny, and warm during the day. Breezy, foggy, and chilly during the evening hours. Combined with the rocky volcanic soils found on the slopes of the Moon Mountain region this is the perfect terroir for growing and fully ripening Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

Winemaking Notes

Select Cabernet Sauvignon blocks were carefully hand harvested, hand sorted, and gravity fed into small open top fermenters for cold soaking up to three days. After fermentation, the wine was racked into oak barrels to undergo its final fermentation. All blocks were kept separate until the final blend was chosen and assembled. The wine rested in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 28 months of aging.

 

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