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 INSIDER NOTES

Welcome to the Louis M. Martini Insider Notes. Known for our world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, get the insider look at what's happening in the vineyards, at our restored Napa Valley Winery.

2018 Stagecoach Released

Our Winemaker Michael Eddy speaks with Vineyard Manager Trini Amador about the release of our 2018 Stagecoach Cabernet Sauvignon.

Stagecoach Featured in Food & Wine

Food and Wine has named Stagecoach Vineyard one of "The 17 Most Important California Vineyards."

Lot 1 Cab
2018 Lot 1 Released

Winemaker Michael Eddy speaks about the release of our 2018 Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon.

steak
Argentinian Marinated Steak

Malbec is a classic pairing with Argentina BBQ. Our Malbec has concentrated dark fruit notes that balance herbaceous notes in the dish.

truffle
Twice Baked Truffled Potatoes with Smoked Bacon

Truffle potatoes showcase the earthiness and spice notes that come from our Monte Rosso Vineyard.

Holiday Recipe
Old Holiday Recipe

One of the timeless and most appreciated mainstays of a holiday meal is a beautifully roasted meat, paired, we’d like to suggest, with any Louis M. Martini wine.

Bread Pudding
Chanterelle Mushroom Bread Pudding

This rich and savory bread pudding has a touch of earthiness, making it an apt companion to the muscular and robust Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.

Osso Bucco
Veal Osso Bucco with Toasted Garlic Gremolata

This rich, hearty braise is an ideal pairing for the plush, supple nature of Lot No. 1 Cabernet.

Sundried Tomato
Sundried Tomato & Olive Tapenade

We love how the concentrated flavors from the sundried tomatoes bring out the dark fruit notes in 2019 Cellar No. 254 Petite Sirah.

Michael Eddy
HARVEST UPDATE 2020

Video message from Michael Eddy, Winemaker.

brenae
 INTERNATIONAL WOMAN'S DAY

Brenae Royal, our Vineyard Manager at Monte Rosso, grew up surrounded by agriculture in California’s Great Central...

braised short ribs
 ESPRESSO CRUSTED SHORT RIBS

The rich texture of the braised short ribs complements the full body of the Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.

Currant Mostarda
 CURRANT MOSTARDA

Combine currants, red verjus and wine in plastic container.

Squash
 BUTTERNUT SQUASH GRATIN

Add squash to the pan and increase the heat. Stir to combine ingredients and sprinkle with a little salt, mace and cinnamon...

beets
 ROASTED BABY BEETS

Combine shallots, garlic, thyme, olive oil, vinegar, salt, peppercorn with beets...

Beef Wellington
 Beef Wellington

To make the Duxelles, add mushrooms, shallots, garlic, and thyme to a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.

Roasted Bone Marrow
Roasted Bone Marrow

Place raisins and verjus in medium bowl and allow them to soften for about 10 minutes.

sweet potato casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole

Add sweet potatoes, chicken stock, and heavy cream. Season lightly with salt and bring to a simmer.

3 cheese Ravioli
3 Cheese Ravioli

In the bowl of an upright mixer combine flour and salt.

tasting in martini park
Tasting in Martini Park with Amanda McCrossin

Napa Valley-based sommelier Amanda McCrossin (@sommvivant) tastes with Michael Eddy...

elevated burger
Elevated Bacon Burgers

Render the diced bacon in a skillet until crispy.

rotisserie roasted duck
ROTISSERIE ROASTED LIBERTY FARMS DUCK

Combine all seasonings for the duck and apply evenly to coat the duck, inside and out.

Cherry Cobbler
Cherry Cobbler

Combine cherries, cinnamon, ginger, sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch in a bowl and stir to combine.

bruschetta
BRUSCHETTA - TOMATO JAM, KALAMATA OLIVE, PROSCIUTTO

Peel and seed tomatoes. To peel, blanch tomatoes...

chicken skewers
FOOD ON A STICK - CHICKEN SPIEDINI (SPIEDIES)

Combine all seasonings for the duck and apply evenly to coat the duck, inside and out.

lobster corndogs
FOOD ON A STICK - LOBSTER CORN DOGS

Chop shrimp and place in food processor with salt, tarragon and parsley.

Grilling 101
Grilling 101

Marinated Hanger Steak, Grilled Rosemary Marinated Pork Chops and Cornell Style Chicken.

red wine pork chops
RED WINE MARINATED PORK PORTERHOUSE CHOPS

Red Wine Marinated Pork Porterhouse Chops with Sweet Potato and Bacon Salad

watermelon salad
WATERMELON SALAD

Combine Rosé and sugar in small sauce pot and bring to a boil. Cook on medium heat for...

sticky toffee pudding
STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING

Combine dates and water together in medium saucepan, then bring to a boil.

elevated burger
ELEVATED BURGER WITH FRIED TOMATO AND PIMENTO CHEESE

Arrange sliced green tomatoes on baking sheet in a single layer and sprinkle with salt...

green pepper pizza
ITALIAN SAUSAGE AND GREEN PEPPER PIZZA

Roll out dough on well-floured pizza peel one at a time to a 12” circle.

tomato conserva
TOMATO CONSERVA

Slow-roasted tomatoes with burrata and fresh herbs mingle beautifully with our spice-driven Monte Rosso Gnarly Vine Zinfandel.

seafood polenta
SEAFOOD STEW ON POLENTA

This hearty Bolognese is a seafood lover’s delight and enters tantalizingly flavorful territory with our Monte Rosso Cabernet...

pecorino cheese budino
PECORINO CHEESE BUDINO

This creamy and tangy Italian custard is a satiating appetizer. Complement it with a crisp and refreshing white, like our Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc...

papa pomodoro
PAPA POMODORO

This traditional Tuscan soup can be enjoyed any time of year but is best with ultra-fresh tomatoes. Play off the ripe tomato acidity with our lush and vibrant Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon.

mushroon sugo
MUSHROOM SUGO

This mushroom-based sauce can be served over pasta, polenta or atop freshly baked crusty bread. Enhance its earthy elements with our distinctly site-driven Monte Rosso Mountain Red....

leg of lamb
LEG OF LAMB WITH CABERNET MARINADE

This mouthwatering roast demands a rich and supple pairing partner. Serve with our classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon...

grilled beef braciola
GRILLED BEEF BRACIOLA

This classic Sicilian dish calls for an equally rustic red wine, like our Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon...

fondue
FONTINA FONDUE

This creamy, irresistible fondue will keep your guests gathered close at hand. Add some texture and elegance with our Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc...

eggs baked in marinara
EGGS BAKED IN MARINARA

Serve up a thoroughly satisfying brunch by pairing this traditional Italian dish with our crisp Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé.

pork shoulder
CABERNET BRAISED PORK SHOULDER

This succulent braise is a rich winter dish and a phenomenal complement to our most robust Cabernet Sauvignons.

Louis M Martini Feature in Wine Spectator
LOUIS M. MARTINI FEATURE IN WINE SPECTATOR

Wine Spectator took a trip to our recently restored winery...

cranberry pomegranate relish
CRANBERRY POMEGRANATE RELISH

Combine half of the cranberries with orange juice, zest and allspice in a medium sauce pan...

pasta
VEAL RICOTTA MEATBALLS WITH CREAMY MASCARPONE POLENTA, SAN MARZANO TOMATO RAGOUT

Our Monte Rosso Cabernet Franc is one of our most versatile and exciting food-pairing wines. Explore its savory side with Chef Jeffery Russell’s Veal & Ricotta Meatballs, creamy mascarpone polenta and San Marzano tomato ragout.

shortrib pastrami
SHORT RIB PASTRAMI WITH PARSNIP PUREE, WILTED ARUGULA AND CURRIED ALMOND

Discover new dimensions of earth and spice in our richly layered Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon with Chef Jeffery Russell’s Short...

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