James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Spectator
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Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso 2018

Product description

The Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon was handcrafted from specifically chosen blocks on the historic Monte Rosso Vineyard, some of which are the oldest Cabernet blocks in California. The wine unveils aromas of toasted coconut and cedar and decadent notes black cherry and macerated berries and long, silky tannins. The unmistakable Monte Rosso spice makes its presence known in the form of cloves, cinnamon, and sage.

95 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Ripe, focused and nicely structured, this full-bodied wine wraps delicious, tangy red cherries and plump black cherries in rather firm tannins, keeping them fresh for longer aging. The wine's oak spices are subtle and well integrated with the concentrated fruit flavors. This wine will drink best from 2028 through 2040.

94 Points - Wine Spectator

Well-built, with a dense core of red and black currant reduction flavors held in check for now, while iron-tinged sweet tobacco, warm earth and singed apple wood notes hold sway. Packs a muscular, racy structure that drives underneath, so just give this a bit more time to fully meld. Rock-solid, though.

94 Points - James Suckling

Aromas of currants, blackberries, vanilla, walnuts and cedar. It’s full-bodied with firm, polished tannins. Plush, supple and textured with a deep core of dark fruit and spice. Vanilla, too. Rich and flavorful. Big, chewy wine. Try from 2023.

92+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

A barrel sample with a deep garnet-purple color, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso Vineyard offers up notions of baked blackcurrants, warm plums and boysenberries with hints of tar, new leather, wild sage and lavender. Full-bodied, the palate is solidly constructed with firm, grainy tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long and layered.