2012 Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Always an excellent Cabernet for the buck. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Lots of berry with a chocolate and mahogany finish. Drink or hold.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petite Sirah, 6% Petit Verdot, 1% Syrah and 1% Merlot, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa reveals notes of crème de cassis, unsmoked cigar tobacco and spice box in its surprisingly deep yet supple, medium to full-bodied personality. With excellent purity, texture and length, this delicious, approachable, high quality Cabernet can be enjoyed over the next 7-10 years. The good news is that there is lots of it. (RP)
Rich blackberry and chocolate form around chalky tannins and a juicy palate, with a waft of cigar in the distance. Medium bodied, round and soft, the finish is brushed in cherry and pomegranate.
Moderately rich and layered, with black cherry, plum, currant and light cedary oak notes. This shows impressive balance and depth of flavor, ending with gravelly, fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2023.
Soft aromas of dark cherry, plum, cocoa powder, dusty earth and sweet vanilla. Chalky tannins with a slight grip and flavours consistent with the nose. Well balanced with a pleasant medium-length finish. Accessible.