Louis M. Martini 2015 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2014 Alexander Valley Cabernet was one of our best selling wines last year and one of the best "bang for the buck" Cabernets around. 2015 was another fantastic vintage for Sonoma and this one is just as tasty as the 97 point 2015, maybe a little softer and drinking better earlier. Parker hasn't reviewed the 2015 yet, but here's what he had to say about the very similar 2014.
"The bigger, richer 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley is 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petite Sirah aged 16 months in 50% new French and American casks. This is a bigger wine and close to 2% higher in alcohol at 15.5%. There are 11,000 cases of this big, full-bodied, boisterous Cabernet Sauvignon that has a dense ruby/purple color, notes of underbrush, forest floor, tobacco leaf and oodles of blackcurrants and black cherries, with a touch of woodsmoke. The full-bodied wine hits the palate with a cascade of glycerin, fruit and purity. This is a beauty – dense, rich, and structured, but capable of lasting 20 or more years" Robert M Parker - 97 points.