Martellotto Wines

2013 La Bomba Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon •Star Lane Vineyard

Santa Barbara County

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Mission Briefing

Codename:

The Bomb

Today’s Martellotto Wines 2013 La Bomba Cabernet Sauvignon was born of the Star Lane Vineyard in Santa Barbara’s unique Happy Valley AVA. This vineyard produces higher end Cabernets that fetch upwards of $100. Today’s La Bomba Cabernet is yours for less than a quarter of that price - making it a great value.

If you’ve enjoyed the wines of Dierberg or our selections from Three Saints, you are already familiar with the extraordinary fruit that went into today’s wine. Today’s wonderful Cabernet has aromas that are sweet and spicy with black cherry, braised plum, smoky blackberry, toasty oak, black pepper, blueberry, dark chocolate, subtle herb and a hint of graphite. On the palate, the wine is juicy and dark, with bold flavors of rich Blackberry preserve, blueberry, ripe raspberry, cigar box, smoked dried beef, subtle savory herbs and black pepper.

This wine, which was built for aging, is drinking beautifully now - but we are advising our Operatives to lay some bottles down for the next decade or longer… if you have enough patience!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Darkest ruby hues with a slightly opaque heart. At the edge of the glass, brilliant ruby red.

Smell:

Black cherry, braised plum, smoky blackberry, toasty oak, black pepper, blueberry, dark chocolate, subtle herb and a hint of graphite.

Taste:

Rich Blackberry preserve, blueberry, ripe raspberry, cigar box, smoked dried beef, subtle savory herbs and black pepper.

Finish:

Extra long and very plush as medium grained tannins give the wine a crushed velvet feel.

Pairing:

Enjoy this big wine with something hearty. Save a bottle for a wintertime beef stew or enjoy one with a juicy grilled steak.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Mike Roth
Blend
75% Cabernet Sauvignon
~
25% Merlot
Vineyard
Star Lane Vineyard in Happy Canyon
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
Abv
14.0%
TA
6.32
pH
3.68
Production
200 cases
Cooperage
Once and twice used French oak barrels
Aging
15 months
Bottling date
January 2015

About the Winery

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