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Louis M. Martini

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2013 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon  (Sonoma County) 88

90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Sirah produce a medium bodied, fresh, spicy, cherry oriented, soft textured wine that will be best tasted on the young side.

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2012 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Lot No. 1  (Napa Valley) 93

Fat, lush, sweet, ripe, juicy dark fruits feel great on your palate. The polished wine has all the right stuff in abundance. This is already drinking well.

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1997 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso Vineyard  (Sonoma Valley) 91

A surprise for me as I never encounter young vintages from this producer. Loads of earth, tobacco and cigar box aromas mesh perfectly with the sweet, fresh cherries and soft textured finish. This is probably fully mature, but there is no big hurry to pop a cork, as well as any reason to age this any longer.

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1969 Louis M. Martini Zinfandel Private Reserve California Mountain  (Napa Valley) 90

Absolutely mind boggling to me that a Zinfandel could still be going strong at close to 45 years of age! This bottle was perfectly stored, which helped. But still, a Zin with 4 decades of age! The wine offered interesting aromatics, good concentration and a nice peppery, spicy, fruit filled finish. Bravo!!!

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1968 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon  (Napa Valley) 86

Pretty wine, but very light in color and in fruit. The red berries are sweet, and there is freshness, but it's quite light and short.

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1968 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve  (Napa Valley) 87

More like a Pinot Noir than Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is light, sweet, fresh, crisp and clean, with a really fine cherry note on the palate and finish, there is not much depth of flavor here.

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1968 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection Lot #1  (California) 87

Medium-bodied, fresh bright, clean and loaded with sweet, ripe cherries, earth and tobacco leaf, the fruit is soft and quite pretty, but there is not much weight or length found here.

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1968 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection Lot #2  (Napa Valley) 89

The fruit is ripe, on the cherry side here, The wine is medium bodied, fresh, crisp and easy to like. Not a lot of depth, but good purity in the fruit from start to finish.

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1964 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon  (Napa Valley) 80

1964 Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon was not showing as well as previous bottles. Shrill, bright and acidic, with a cranberry dominated personality, drink up.

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1958 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection  (Napa Valley) 83

Clearly fading, but at over 60 years of age, this was still holding on to some red fruits. Very light, short, crisp and direct, the wine is beginning to take on a maderized character, so if you have a bottle, drink up.

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1957 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon  (California) 85

Austere, but with a hint of aged charm, cassis, truffle and tobacco, this light bodied wine was a fun, albiet short time machine.

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