Louis M. Martini Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Franc V14 750ML
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Louis M. Martini Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Franc V17 750ML
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sale price $70.00
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.
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Louis M. Martini Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Franc V18 750ML
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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.
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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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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.
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Louis M. Martini Cypress Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon V17 750ML
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Our Cypress Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a robust single-vineyard wine hailing from the rock-strewn slopes of the Vaca Mountains in northeastern Napa Valley. Highly structured and complex, this Cabernet displays a unique balance of juicy black and blue fruit tones that distinguish it from any other in our collection.  Robust notes of cherry pie, baker’s chocolate, cinnamon and nutmeg unfurl on a bed of plush, dusty tannins. Adding to the complexity is a small amount of Petit Verdot, contributing additional layers of spice, boysenberry and a hint of lavender for a pleasurable finish. <br><br> Our grapes were hand-harvested on October 3rd and 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. 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 19 months in barrel (84% new) and a year in bottle. <br><br> This Cabernet Sauvignon was carefully selected from Cypress Ranch Vineyard, where high elevation, gently sloping hillsides and a tremendous diurnal shift result in rich, structurally elegant yields. In 2017, abundant winter rainfall fueled vine growth early in the season. A mild spring, followed by steady warmth in the summer and fall, led to a slightly early harvest with ripe, fruit-driven intensity.
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Our grapes were picked in mid-to-late September, entirely by hand. At the winery, the grapes were pressed to tank, cold settled and racked off lees for fermentation. This gentle, oxygen-free process is utilized to maintain the wine’s signature crispness and fruit-forward character. Fermentation took place in a combination of stainless steel, oak barrel and concrete egg. A small amount of new French oak was used during barrel fermentation to build a rich and complex palate. Vintage 2019 was warm and evenly paced. Plentiful winter rains and a cool spring delayed budbreak, leading to rains in late May. By June, a consistently warm and steady summer emerged, setting the stage for expressive and vibrant wines. Vines developed clean, healthy clusters with rich, complex flavors and excellent structure. With exceptional growing conditions, harvest began later in the year and high-quality fruit was delivered into the cellar.
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Our Monte Rosso Vineyard Malbec was hand harvested and sorted. At the winery, the grapes underwent a three day cold soak and fermented in 3.5 and 7 ton open top tanks. The wine aged for a total of 15 months in a combination of new French (61%) and American (10%) oak. In 2018, bountiful winter rain delayed bud break and flowering. We had an ideal summer with generously sun filled days and cooler marine influenced nights, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The mild weather continued late into fall creating a very long growing season which allowed excellent flavor development and expression.
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Our 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a boisterous wine with an assertive profile, offering ripe notes of black currant, plum, crushed fennel and cedar. Rich and rustic, this Cabernet features distinct brambly undertones and finishes memorably with structured, lingering tannins.
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The 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 three generations. The vineyard’s mix of high altitude, position above the fog line, low-yielding vines and ideal western exposure produces wines with a unique sense of terroir. Monte Rosso is one of California’s most prized locations for wine grapes. <br><br> Select Cabernet Sauvignon blocks were carefully hand harvested and hand sorted, then gravity fed into small, open top fermenters for cold soak of up to five days. After fermentation, the wine was racked by gravity into oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging. The blocks were aged separately for months before the final blend was assembled and sent back to barrel for more aging. The wine was barrel aged for 26 months in a combination of French oak barrels, 75% new, and American oak barrels, 19% new. <br><br> The 2016 growing season on Monte Rosso’s mountaintop was another in a string of warm, dry and steady seasons with no weather events impacting quality or yield. Consistently moderate temperatures throughout the spring and summer allowed grapes to ripen fully and evenly, leading to near-ideal harvest conditions. This allowed us to pick every block at optimum ripeness, resulting in concentrated fruit of particularly high quality, rich flavors and layers of complexity.
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Our Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon was handcrafted from grapes 100 percent from the legendary Monte Rosso Vineyard. This impressive, full-bodied red wine has great depth and a surprisingly soft mouthfeel for such concentrated fruit. The wine swirls with aromas that include black cherry, earth and the classic Monte Rosso spice. On the palate, it offers red and dark fruit flavors including raspberry and blackberry, plus black fig and hints of dusty chocolate and espresso. Aging in French and American Oak created assertive-but-smooth tannins that melt seamlessly into a lingering, elegant finish filled with flavors of anise, toasted oak and vanilla. The 2014 season was excellent—dry and warm, with early bud break, steady temperatures and long hangtime. Consistently mellow temperatures through spring and summer let the grapes ripen fully and evenly, then an unusually long harvest gave us concentrated, well-structured fruit with exceptional quality and depth. The Cabernet grapes were carefully hand harvested by block and hand sorted, then gravity fed into small, open top fermenters for a 3-day cold soak before primary fermentation. After fermentation, the free run juice was drained and the must gently pressed in a 5-ton basket press. The wine was racked by gravity into oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging. The blocks were aged separately for months before the final blend was assembled and sent back to barrel to allow the flavors to integrate before bottling. Total barrel aging was 26 months in a mix of 72% new French oak, 16% new American oak and 12% neutral barrels.
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Louis M. Martini Monte Rosso Vineyard Gnarly Vine Zinfandel V17 750ML
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Our Gnarly Vine Zinfandel grapes were picked and sorted by hand. They were then gravity fed into small, open top tanks for a two-day cold soak before primary fermentation. The wine was aged in a combination of French oak barrels (53% new) and American oak barrels (25% new) for a total of 16 months. Vibrant, juicy red raspberry pie unfurls on the palate, accented by the historic vineyard’s signature dusty earth overtones. The fruit aromas are set against a spicy backdrop of cinnamon stick and Sichuan pepper. Full-bodied and concentrated the textured mouthfeel is plush, finishing long.
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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 2019, exceptional growing conditions delivered high-quality fruit into the cellar. Plentiful winter rains and a cool spring led to a consistently warm and steady summer, allowing fruit to ripen slowly and made for a slightly later harvest. <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 (50% new).
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Our Napa Valley Merlot pays homage to Louis P. Martini, who bottled the first varietally labeled Merlot in the United States nearly a half-century ago. Enticing aromas of cherry cola, sassafras, cardamom and sandalwood dust the nose while flavors of raspberry compote, strawberry reduction, cigar box and notes of cedar entice the palate. This rich and plush Merlot is marked by fine grained tannins and a seamless finish. Our grapes were hand-harvested starting in late September and finishing 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 15 months (67% new French oak). Vintage 2019 was warm and evenly paced, exceptional growing conditions that delivered high-quality fruit into the cellar. Plentiful winter rains and a cool spring delayed budbreak, leading to rains in late May. By June, a consistently warm and steady summer emerged, encouraging canopy growth and allowing fruit to ripen slowly. Vines developed clean, healthy clusters with rich, complex flavors and excellent structure. Harvest began later in the year, with cool temperatures preserving excellent acidity.
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Our 2021 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is tropical on the nose and medium-bodied on the palate. Aromas of passionfruit, lychee and lemongrass rise from the glass, revealing bright notes of lime, honeydew melon and oyster shell. While juicy and fresh tasting, the Sémillon adds a pleasant richness as the wine finishes mouthwatering and dry. The 2021 growing season marked a much-welcome return to ideal. Winter rains quenched the soil, setting the stage for dry weather the rest of the season. Over the summer, conditions stayed uneventful and mild, giving the grapes the luxury of hanging on the vine. Harvest began early, producing low yields of small berries with intense flavor concentration and optimal ripeness. The fruit for our Sauvignon Blanc was pressed to tank, cold settled and racked off lees for fermentation. This gentle, oxygen-free process maintains the wine’s crispness and brightness. Fermentation took place in a combination of stainless steel, oak barrel and concrete egg, which imparted a complex minerality. A small amount of new French oak was used during barrel fermentation to build richness on the palate.
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