2010 Louis M. Martini Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A dense ruby/purple color is followed by abundant aromas of black currants, cherries and loamy soil, but virtually no wood. The wine reveals lots of fruit along with a medium-bodied texture, silky tannins and adequate acidity. Drink this inexpensive beauty over the next 3-4 years, although I suspect it may last even longer.
From its fairly outgoing aromas of cherries, black tea and tree bark to its comparatively open and easy-to-access flavors, this medium-bodied offering toes the varietal mark, and its solid, if far from opulent, fruit stays the course even as somewhat sere tannins bring up the rear. It is just rough enough to dissuade early drinking, and it should reward another three to five years of patience.
Smooth and complex, this is dry and softly tannic, with pleasant blackberry, black currant, spice and cedar flavors. Ready to drink now.
Supple, elegant and easy-drinking, with pure ripe cherry and dark berry. Drink now. (Web-2013)
The 2009 Sonoma Cab was praised by Robert Parker as "one of the great buys in Cabernet Sauvignon from northern California," and the new 2010 release is fast on its heels. We've always loved this wine for its consistent offering of seamless and balanced, solidly made Sonoma Cab that hits all the marks for an everyday drinker. Like the 2009, 2010 reveals pure, high-toned cherry and blackberry aromas and flavors underscored by dusty tannins and smoky spice. It is full and round, with a textured finish. A high caliber wine for the money.