Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso 2016
Louis M. Martini Winery is a cornerstone of Napa Valley, offering an internationally acclaimed portfolio of Cabernet Sauvignon. Since 1933, the Martini family has played an integral role in establishing Napa Valley as one of the world’s premier wine regions, with each successive generation helping to set new standards in the vineyard and cellar.
The 2016 Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon is a monumental red wine delivering complex aromas of cherry, spice and earth. On the palate, the wine offers classic flavours of cassis and anise framed by notes of leather, earth and spice. Pair with braised beef short ribs or dried cherries and Cabernet chutney.
97 Points - James Suckling
This is a reserved and tight Monte Rosso with bark and currant character. Wet earth. Full-bodied, balanced and extremely long. Fantastic, subtle finish. Reminds me of old Louis Martini Mountain cabs. Drink after 2022.
95+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple coloured 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso Vineyard comes galloping out of the glass with notes of crème de cassis, warm plums, cast-iron pan and bouquet garni, plus touches of lavender and olives. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is chock-full of muscular fruit, framed by firm, grainy tannins, finishing with an herbal lift.
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Sumptuous, integrated and softly layered, this blockbuster wine from the historic site is intriguing in iron and crushed rock. The fruit is black and brambly, a mix of cherry, berry, and currant dusted in cocoa powder. This will do well in the cellar.