Martin Ray Sonoma Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
This hearty, bold Cabernet has a deep ruby hue with rich aromas of cedar, plum and festive Christmas spices with a background of vanilla oak. An elegant wine with layers of dark chocolate, toast, deep black cherry and smoke give the wine great depth and balance. The concentrated and well-integrated flavors of this cool-climate Cabernet Sauvignon follow through with a long, rich finish.
Enjoy Sonoma Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon with grilled steak rubbed with your favorite spices or sautéed lamb chops and butternut squash.
Dry and tannic in youth, this Cabernet shows cool-climate influence in the earthiness and minerality that frame the black currant and oak flavors. It's a good wine, with a good structure. Give it a few hours of decanting and drink soon.
Courtney Benham acquired the historic Martini & Prati winery in July 2003, which is now Martin Ray Winery and the home of their new Tasting Room. The Tasting Room structure, dating back to the 1900's, used to serve as a stable and bunkhouse where Italian immigrants stayed during harvest and crush. The winery also houses a 1 million gallon production facility that is used not only for wine production, but also as a 'custom crush'... View More