sale price $250.00
On the nose, the 2018 Lot No. 1 vintage showcases enticing aromas of wild blackberries, cocoa and toasted oak supported by notes of brown spice and humidor. The rich, plush palate boasts flavors of shaved chocolate and reduced blackberry compote with hints of cinnamon. The long finish reveals classic oak character and plush tannins. <br><br> <b>Vinicultural Notes</b><br> Lot No. 1 is something of a mosaic of iconic appellations and vineyards – an assemblage of Napa Valley’s best mountain, benchland and valley floor fruit. The 2018 vintage is comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon from Stagecoach Vineyard, Mount Veeder, Atlas Peak, Howell Mountain and other outstanding sites throughout Napa Valley AVA. From a growing perspective, the 2018 vintage began, like 2017, with plentiful winter rains. A consistently warm and steady summer eased into a mild fall, resulting in a slightly later harvest that delivered beautifully developed fruit with outstanding mountainside characteristics. <br><br> <b>Winemaker Notes</b><br> Our concept of small-lot winemaking dates back to 1948 when Louis M. Martini began ranking his most exceptional Cabernet lots to use for a special selection blend. We honor this attention to detail with every vintage we make, fermenting Lot No. 1 in small open-top tanks, which allow for a high level of precision when extracting color and flavor. All lots were alternately punched down and pumped over up to four times daily to build the desired foundation for the wine’s mouthfeel. Our barrel program for Lot No. 1 is also unique, with the primary component being 36-month air dried French oak. This longer drying time encourages rich tannin structure throughout the duration of the wine’s 19 months in barrel (83% new).
2017 Cellar No. 254 Meritage
90
pts

sale price $95.00
The grapes for this wine were selected from some of the most premier Napa Valley vineyards, a mix of valley floor, benchland and hillsides. The 2017 vintage was one of promise and challenge for Napa Valley grape growers, but in the end, fruit was of high quality overall. Plenty of winter rains gave way to healthy vines at the beginning of the growing season. Other than an early September heat spike, the growing season was moderate. Picked just before the October wildfires, fruit yields were average in size with smaller berries possessing big and complex flavors.

sale price $575.00
For the avid explorer, this collection showcases the distinct site-specific characteristics of our most esteemed mountain vineyards. Included is our highly structured 2019 Cypress Ranch Cabernet, our single-varietal 2019 Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet, and our 2018 Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet featuring fruit from California’s oldest block of Cabernet Sauvignon.

sale price $65.00
Our 2019 Monte Rosso Vineyard Mountain Red is a tribute to the great varieties of Southern France. Syrah and Grenache come together with a touch of Zinfandel from our legendary Monte Rosso Vineyard. Aromas of blackberry, violet and blonde roast coffee emerge from the glass while strawberry purée and white pepper fill the midpalate. The tannins impart structure to the blend, pulling a luscious density through to the finish.
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sale price $115.00
Dark and brooding, our Louis M. Martini Cellar No. 254 Meritage is a full bodied, pleasure driven wine bursting with rich fruit notes. Aromas and flavors of wild blackberries and blueberries are complimented by hints of baker’s chocolate and plum preserves woven with nuanced hints of toasty oak providing a nice lift on the palate.

sale price $170.00
For the wine enthusiast who is interested in single-vineyard wines, our Monte Rosso Duo highlights one of the most significant sites in our winery’s history with a pair of exceptional reds. This collection features our full-bodied 2016 Monte Rosso Mountain Red—a wine led by two classic pairing partners, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel–and our 93-point 2019 Gnarly Vine Zinfandel (Wine Advocate, May 2022).

sale price $90.00
The grapes for this wine were selected from some of the most premier Napa Valley vineyards, a mix of valley floor, benchland and hillsides. All grapes were hand harvested, delivered in half-ton picking bins, then hand-sorted, destemmed and partially crushed before being gravity-fed into small open-top fermenters. The cap was alternately punched down and pumped over up to four times daily through fermentation. Once fermentation completed, the free run juice was drained and the must gently pressed in a basket press. The wine was gravity racked into French oak barrels (87% new) for malolactic fermentation and remained in individual barrel lots until the final blend was assembled and aged.

sale price $90.00
Our Monte Rosso Mountain Red is a dark, jammy, juicy red wine with a concentrated, balanced and smoothly-integrated palate and finish. The intensely aromatic blend explodes with aromas and flavors of blueberry, raspberry and blackberry, all framed by notes of violets, toasty oak, vanilla and a hint of bacon. The wine’s depth, mouthwatering fruit and lush mouthfeel display the extraordinary complexity that can be produced from a world class mountain vineyard.

sale price $100.00
Our Cypress Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a highly structured, single-vineyard wine from the Vaca Mountains, one of California’s Coast Ranges. The dark, inky hues that show in the glass reveal the warmth and sunny location where the grapes thrive. Aromas of sifted cocoa, cinnamon and nutmeg lead to notes of melted licorice, cherry cola and crème de cassis. Plush, dusty tannins add to the complexity and a touch of violet punctuates the long finish.

sale price $95.00
The grapes for this wine were selected from some of the most premier Napa Valley vineyards, a mix of valley floor, benchland and hillsides. The 2017 vintage was one of promise and challenge for Napa Valley grape growers, but in the end, fruit was of high quality overall. Plenty of winter rains gave way to healthy vines at the beginning of the growing season. Other than an early September heat spike, the growing season was moderate. Picked just before the October wildfires, fruit yields were average in size with smaller berries possessing big and complex flavors.

sale price $45.00
The 2019 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied wine grown along the meandering Russian River. Pronounced aromas of brambleberry, crushed dried herbs and violet rise from the glass. The palate delivers notes of graham cracker pie crust and black plum with undercurrents of dried sage and leather. This wine lands firmly on the rustic side of Cabernet with dusty tannins and a long earthy finish.

sale price $285.00
Depth, power and complexity are the hallmarks of our impressive Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon.  These qualities burst from the aroma that is filled with intense notes of dark chocolate layered over inky dark berry compote. The wine hits the palate with striking power and breadth from massive tannins balanced with savory, sweet fruit flavors that include blackberry, blueberry liquor, and black currant. The finish maintains depth and adds even more polish, evolving and delighting with its remarkable length. The generous, plush mouthfeel, tannins and exceptional balance of power and elegance will allow the wine to age for decades.
2018 Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
95
pts

sale price $125.00
Our 2018 Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a slice of history in a glass. We gathered the fruit from a selection of our favorite blocks in our historic Monte Rosso Vineyard, including the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon block in California. The nose fills with Monte Rosso’s signature spice and sweet wood aromatics and a thread of smoky ancho. Notes of ripe cherry, black currant and warm plum compote fill the palate. Underlying hints of sarsaparilla and caramelized oak lead to a long, earthy finish with a touch of wet clay.

sale price $220.00
Our curated Mystery 3 Bottle Collection features small lot and library wines. These are varietals you’d normally have to go to the tasting room to sample. Ground shipping included on all curated 3 packs.
2018 Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Franc
94
pts

sale price $80.00
One of California’s most prized locations for wine grapes, Monte Rosso Vineyard rolls across steep, rugged terrain in the majestic Mayacamas Mountains nearly 1,300 feet above the Sonoma Valley. Owned by the Louis M. Martini Winery since 1938, it is named for its rich, red volcanic soils and has produced award-winning wines for over three generations. The vineyard’s mix of high altitude, position above the fog, low-yielding vines and ideal western exposure produces wines with a unique sense of terroir. <br><br> The Cabernet Franc grapes were hand harvested and delivered to the winery in small bins. The grapes were sorted by hand, then destemmed and partially crushed before being gravity-fed into our small, 3.5 and 7 ton open-top tanks for a 3-day cold soak. Up to 14 days after primary fermentation, the wine was gravity racked into oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged 15 months in French oak barrels (60% new) and 6 months in bottle. <br><br> Sourced from the two blocks from our renowned Monte Rosso vineyard, the Cabernet Franc vines are between 33 and 22 years old and sit above the fog line, receiving the ideal combination of sunlight and cool breezes to build layered, complex flavors. In 2018, early vine growth was propelled by bountiful winter rain. A mild spring and steady summer and fall made for a slightly early harvest.

sale price $95.00
This small-lot Cabernet Franc showcases the variety’s signature qualities through the lens of the Monte Rosso Vineyard, where just two blocks of Cabernet Franc are planted. The 2017 vintage features flourishes of ripe red cherry, cranberry and raspberry with tilled earth undertones and subtle hints of orange zest. The finely textured finish rings with acidity, making this wine a versatile food-pairing partner – complex and balanced. <br><br> Our Cabernet Franc was harvested by hand in the cool early morning hours. At the winery, the grapes were hand-sorted, destemmed and crushed in a gentle basket press. They were then gravity-fed to tank for a three-day cold soak to extract flavor and color. Fermentation occurred in small open-top vessels, which allow for highly precise handling of the grapes throughout the entire process. Total aging was 15 months in French oak barrels (52% new), adding touches of cedar and toast to a fresh, layered finish. <br><br> Monte Rosso’s Cabernet Franc vines are an average age of 25 years and sit above the fog line, receiving the ideal combination of sunlight and cool breezes to build layered, complex flavors. In 2017, ample winter rains fueled vine growth early in the season – a warm, steady summer and fall followed, leading to a slightly early harvest with intensely fruit-driven yields.
2014 Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Franc
93
pts

sale price $100.00
The 2014 Cabernet Franc is an elegant wine with a basket of aromas and flavors, ranging from raspberry to blueberry to rose and brown spice. The wine peaks with dark chocolate, mineral and toast. The silky texture and luscious body create a long finish and potential to age at least a decade.

sale price $155.00
For the Napa Valley aficionado, this two-bottle collection features world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from the most exceptional vineyards Napa County has to offer. Included is our inaugural Cellar No. 254 Merlot—a beautifully-structured single-varietal gem—and our 93-point 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (James Suckling, June 2021).

sale price $750.00
For the ultimate Cabernet curator, this three-part study of the most carefully crafted wine in the Louis M. Martini portfolio will not disappoint. Explore Lot No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon like never before in this highly sought-after three-bottle vertical collection. Taste across vintages and discover how each growing season informs Lot No. 1’s sourcing, blending and oak aging decisions.

sale price $200.00
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.

sale price $80.00
2018 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
93
pts

sale price $155.00
Our 2018 Louis M. Martini Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent expression of the beautifully complex fruit this subregion is renowned for producing. This full-bodied Cabernet opens with aromas of blackberries, cassis and tea leaf. Notes of dark berries, black plums, dark chocolate and spice fill the palate. A rich, velvety mouthfeel and ripe tannin structure lead to a long, cocoa-dusted finish. Best decanted to enjoy now, or cellar for years to come. <br><br> <b>Viticulture Notes</b><br> The fruit for our Cabernet was grown on Howell Mountain vineyards, a prized sliver of a growing region situated well above the valley floor. Howell Mountain is known for sunny, yet cooler, days and warmer evenings than lower elevations. Cool, sunny days and fog blanketed evenings give the fruit the extended hang-time to ripen slowly and evenly. Rocky volcanic soils provide excellent drainage and make the vines work to survive. The culmination of this terroir is concentrated fruit flavors, fully ripened tannins and gorgeous color. The 2018 growing season experienced very even temperatures and normal weather patterns. The fruit came into the winery in beautiful condition. <br><br> <b>Winemaking Notes</b><br> Our grapes were hand-harvested starting in late September, finished in early October and sorted at our micro-winery, Cellar No. 254. Relying on gravity for the most tender handling, fermentation then took place in small open-top tanks, allowing for precise and gentle extraction of color and flavor. The wine aged for a total of 28 months in French oak barrels (68% new).

sale price $70.00
Our 2019 Malbec amplifies the signature characteristics of a select single block of our historic Monte Rosso Vineyard. Classic aromas of cedarwood, black spice and dark fruit radiate from the glass before coming into focus on the palate. Layers of oak, dried ginger and juicy blackberry meet hints of cracked pepper and light vanilla across a thoroughly supple mouthfeel. The finish is long and smooth with a dash of spice offering subtle nod to Monte Rosso at the end.

sale price $395.00
Our curated Mystery 6 Bottle Collection features small lot and library wines. These are varietals you’d normally have to go to the tasting room to sample. Ground shipping included on all curated 6 packs.
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