EXPLORE CABERNET THROUGH AN ORIGINAL NAPA WINERY
About this Thematic Tasting
This sommelier-led virtual tasting compares two Cabernet Sauvignons from one of Napa Valley’s pioneering producers. A leader of small-lot winemaking for more than 85 years, Louis M. Martini’s Cabernet Sauvignons offer a lens into the fine nuances of this premier winemaking region. With guest winemaker, Michael Eddy.
Louis M. Martini
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
To craft the producer’s core Cabernet Sauvignon, grapes are handpicked from several of Louis M. Martini’s best-known vineyards and aged for 16 months in French and American oak barrels. The result is a rich and polished wine with notes of black cherry, toasted oak, and baking spice.
Louis M. Martini Lot 1
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Grapes from Napa Valley’s best mountain, benchland, and valley floor vineyards are assembled to craft this small-lot Cabernet Sauvignon. It showcases the best of Napa, with complex nuances of blackcurrant, leather, and hints of toasted caramel from 19 months of aging in French oak.