Louis M Martini, Monte Rosso, Mountain Red, Sonoma County, 2018

Sale price£81.25


Louis M Martini is one of the oldest vineyards in Napa, with it's roots going all the way back to 1906, when the Martini Wine Company was founded. The young Louis learned his trade in the great vineyards of northern Italy, sent back by his father to learnj the trade. Then in Napa, they planted their first vineyards in 1933, and built their own winery in St Helena. By 1943 they were prominent enough to be a founder of the Louis M. helps to establish the Napa Valley Vintners Association, despite that their already-noted Monte Rosso Vineyard lay outside of Napa!

Since then they have grown, sponsoring and planting superb high-altitude vineyards across Napa and Sonoma. Now owned by Gallo, they have become one of the mainstays of their super-highend portfolio, specialising in big, robust Cabernets. With some fearsomely collectible productions and vintages in their portfolio, it's a joy to see a brand which also produces wine which is delicious at all price-points.

"A blend of Syrah and Grenache with a deep garnet-purple color, the 2018 Mountain Red Monte Rosso Vineyard offers up fragrant scents of stewed plums, blackberry compote and black cherries with hints of licorice, tar and unsmoked cigars plus a waft of lilacs. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with juicy black fruit and savory layers and supported by ripe rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing on a peppery note. 730 cases were made." 93 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate, 2021-2032

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