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Martin Estate

Martin Estate
2013 Collector’s Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.4%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$150.00

Martin Estate
2013 Collector’s Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.4%
Deep purple color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of dried berries, toffee, leather, and herb toast with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a complex, medium-long nut brittle and berry creme brulee finish with fine tannins and moderate oak. An impressively polished and stylish cabernet.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, juicy & smooth, rich & full & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: dried berries, toffee, leather, and herb toast
Taste Flavor: nut brittle and berry creme brulee
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Prime Rib, Filet Mignon, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An impressively polished and stylish cabernet.
The Producer

Martin Estate

The Producer
8780 Conn Creek Rd
Rutherford, CA 94573
USA
1 707-967-0300
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.