Louis M Martini Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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$55.09

SKU 760

750ml

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2012 Our Louis M. Martini Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon was handcrafted from grapes 100 percent from the legendary Monte Rosso Vineyard in Sonoma Valley. This monumental red wine delivers complex aromas of black cherry, earth and the classic Monte Rosso spice. On the palate, the wine offers rich flavors of cassis and anise framed by notes of raspberry and black fig. Maturation in French and American Oak created tannins that melt seamlessly into a long, elegant, caramel finish.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Sonoma Valley
Brand Louis M Martini
  • wa93+

Wine AdvocateA 15- to 20-year wine in terms of its aging potential is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso Vineyard. A blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot, aged 27 months in a combination of French and American oak, the wine is dense, full-bodied, with notes of dusty, loamy soil interwoven with crème de cassis, blackberry, toasty oak and hints of chocolate and espresso. This is another full-throttle effort (15.2% natural alcohol), richly layered, with moderate tannin. It is accessible now but capable of lasting 25 or more years.

Robert Parker, October 2015
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastThis perennial offering from the producer, the longtime proprietor of this fine vineyard, showcases cassis and chocolate in full-bodied, undulating waves of big, brash flavor. Despite the mountain provenance, the tannins are soft and well integrated, never distracting from the ripeness of the fruit.

Virginie Boone, November 1, 2016