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Martellotto

Martellotto
2014 La Bomba, Cabernet Sauvignon, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$35

Martellotto
2014 La Bomba, Cabernet Sauvignon, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Dusty ruby color. Delicate, attractive, fresh fruity aromas of blueberry cobbler a la mode, vanilla custard, and cedar with a silky, vibrant, dryish medium body and a tingling, involved, medium-long black raspberry jam, toffee, and sweet tobacco finish with chewy tannins and light oak. A lovely, fruity cabernet with snappy acidity and well structured tannins.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, juicy & smooth & oaky
Aroma Aroma: blueberry cobbler a la mode, vanilla custard, and cedar
Taste Flavor: black raspberry jam, toffee, and sweet tobacco
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese Crusted Ribeye, Beef Stroganoff, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely, fruity cabernet with snappy acidity and well structured tannins.

The Producer

Martellotto Wine Productions

The Producer
100 Los Padres Way #7
Buellton, CA 93427
USA

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.