Wine Advocate Review
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley spends 18 months in a combination of 30% new and 70% used French and American barrels. It is another big boy at 15.4% natural alcohol. This wine, which was not yet in bottle, is fabulous, and there are 42,000 cases of it. One of the strongest efforts yet from the Martinis, this wine has an opaque purple color, a beautiful nose of blueberries, blackcurrants, licorice, camphor and graphite. The wine is full-bodied and multilayered on the palate with sensational richness and length. It should drink well for 20-25 years.
James Suckling Review
Blueberry cake, eucalyptus, spice box and blackberry compote. Lots of underbrush character on the palate, which is full with chewy tannins, some fresh acidity and a fruity finish. Drink in 2020.
Wine Tasting Notes
The Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark burgundy color and has deep layers of aromas and flavors that include blackberry, blueberry and black current. The fruit flavors are framed by sweet herbs, licorice and toasted cedar. Rich and full-bodied, this superbly balanced wine has an expansive mid-palate and an exceptionally long finish. Its well-built tannins will allow it to age beautifully for more than a decade.
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petite Sirah, 5% Petit Verdot