90 Points, Wine Advocate - One of the best values in Cabernet Sauvignon anywhere in the world remains Louis Martiniís Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County (89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot and the rest Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc and other varieties) is just a beautiful wine. Dense ruby/purple with classic tobacco leaf, blackcurrant, loamy soil notes and a touch of wood spice, this wine (aged 16 months in French and American oak) has relatively modest alcohol for Cabernets these days (13.5%), and what's even more remarkable is that there are 408,000 cases. The wine has the suppleness and upfront charm to be drunk now, but don't discount the ability of this wine to hold onto life and last, without losing its fruit, for another 7-10+ years. It is a great value.
The Louis M. Martini 2014 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon wine reflects the best of the warm, narrow Dry Creek Valley and the hot yet wind-cooled Alexander Valley. Together, these unique features create a rich, superbly balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with copious yet supple tannins. Those tannins make the young wine approachable but will still give it enough texture to age gracefully. This vintage had a long, calm growing season, helping create elevated and concentrated flavors that include wild berries, plum,
licorice and mocha. The full-bodied and mouth-coating feel on the palate leads to a long, graceful finish with
tones of intense fruit, dried herbs and cedar inside