92 Points, Tasting Panel - With fruit sourced from Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley, a plethora of perfectly ripe fruit is layered in this juicy red. Cherry liqueur and toffee-mocha-oak on the nose is luxurous, while blackberry and plum surge on the palate to jam with anise and mocha intertwining with snappy dry tannins. This has an Old World profile.
The Louis M. Martini 2015 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 wine features concentrated flavors including wild berries, plum, licorice, and mocha. The full-bodied and mouth-coating texture on the palate leads to a long and graceful finish.