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Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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There are 6 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Sean O'Regan rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Ruby purple, this Cali Cab Sauv from Sonoma County displays blueberry, cherry, oak and spice. Medium full bodied with blackberry, cherry, oak and spice on a warm finish. Smooth, silky and easy drinking on its own or pair with roast beef. Feb 1, 2015
Valérie Dufour rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Aromas of stuffed green pepper and blackberry. Easy to drink. Fruit forward.
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Strawberry, vanilla and carmel on the nose and palate. The finish is soft and leaves a lingering flavor of strawberry carmel candy.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Strawberry, leather, marshmallow, nd bright red plums. A very 'cheery' aroma. As another reviewer noted, there a caramel flavour that is quite interesting, softening the fruits and giving the wine a nice round taste. There are some rounded tannins that add a little structure. The oaky caramel lingers in the aftertaste.
Jennifer Havers rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Vanilla and caramel on the nose, along with aromas of blackberries and currants. Nice caramel flavour comes through initially, along with blackberries or blueberries on the palate. Longer finish, tannin is present but not overwhelming.
(Feb 2015)
Jane Staples rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Gorgeous ripe blueberries and strawberries greet the nose. Very smooth palate of more ripe berries, vanilla, touch of mint. Harmonious mouthfeel and lingering berry finish. More velvety than the 2011. Delightful!




Natalie's Review

Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Sonoma County, United States: Mocha and cedar brush on the nose of this attractive, full-bodied, supple Californian red wine. The palate continues on a savoury note, with some smoke and wild blackberry. Beautifully balanced. Great value for this price. Drink: 2013-2018. 292151 13.50% XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 90/100. February 1, 2015 Best Beef Wine  Full Review

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