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94 • Martin Estate 2010 Gold Late Harvest Dessert Wine, Napa Valley $65/375 ml.
Bright golden yellow color. Aromas of golden raisin cake, dried apricot, and creamy tapioca with a silky, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a long, pineapple chutney and honeyed lychee accented finish. A rich, delicious dessert wine. (tasted on Nov-25-2013)
95 • Martin Estate 2009 Collector's Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley $125. Cellar Selection.
Deep garnet black color. Rich dense aromas and flavors of chocolate covered berries, anise cookie, creme brulee, herbs, and spicy carrot cake with a satiny, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a long, nuanced finish with oak spice, pepper and tannins masterfully integrated. (tasted on Aug-06-2012)
95 • Martin Estate 2010 Collector's Reserve, Puerta Dorada Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley $135. Cellar Selection.
Garnet black color. Dense aromas of herbs, spices and chocolate drizzled bacon, nuts and berries with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy layered finish with notes of cassis, vanilla, peppercorn and minerals. A vibrant, lively wine with great table appeal; pair with prime rib. (tasted on Feb-18-2013)
94 • Martin Estate 2008 Collector's Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley $125.
Deep garnet color. Rich milk chocolate covered cassis and nuts, vanilla mint fudge, peppery spice with a hint of seared pork fat with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and long, silky peppercorn, peach-apple pie, and flower patch accented finish. A classic Napa cab with a unique twist. (tasted on Feb-13-2012)
93 • Martin Estate 2008 Puerta Dorada Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley $70.
Grilled pepper and fennel and boysenberry pie aromas and flavors with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smoky cedar, pomegranate, praline, olive, peppercorn and earth finish. A lively, precise Old World styled table wine. (tasted on Jul-18-2011)
91 • Martin Estate 2007 Collector's Reserve, Puerta Dorada Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley $120. Cellar Selection.
Deep violet ruby color. Aromas of dark berry tart, vanilla, peppery spice and delicate herbs with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body with a tangy blackberry, toasty nut and mineral accented finish with firm, penetrating tannins. A rich, structured red that will improve greatly with age. (tasted on Mar-03-2011)
91 • Croney Estates 2009 "Two Ton", Pinot Noir, Martinborough $19.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Lovely aromas of boysenberry compote and chocolate nuts with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, spicy baked apple and sundried tomato finish. Well balanced and stylishly made for the table. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)