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Martin Ray 2014 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points
Wilfred Wong

Mission Codename Ray of Light

Happy Memorial Day, dear Operative!

The last time we featured a Martin Ray wine, our Operatives responded by scooping up every last case that we had on sale. Martin Ray returns, today, with an even more special wine, their Martin Ray Winery 2014 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.

This young wine is drinking beautifully at the moment, we can’t wait to see how much better it will become with even just a little more aging.

Very fragrant on the nose, with incredible aromas of smoky black cherry, blackberry reduction, grilled beef, savory spice, twigs, summer forest and black pepper.

Deep and delicious on the palate, with flavors of blackberry preserve, spice box, smoked meat, grilled cherry, baker’s chocolate, dried fall leaves, cassis and subtle black pepper.

Cheers!

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Here’s what the wine press has to say:

92 points - Wilfred Wong - “An unusual reserve offering—reserves are often powerful, super ripe or over-oaked. The 2014 Martin Ray Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is not that way at all. The wine’s red fruit and medium bodied style place it in a more elegant group. Drinks well now.”

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What the Winery Says 2014 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Martin Ray
Martin Ray
Winemaker
Bill Batchelor
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2014
Appellation
Napa Valley
Abv
13.9%
Brix at Harvest
25.7 ̊
pH
3.77
TA
5.8 g/L
Harvest date
Oct 16, 2014
Aging
16 months
Barels
50% new French oak
Release date
March 2017

About the Winery Martin Ray

Martin Ray Winemaker Bill Batchelor
Martin Ray Winemaker Bill Batchelor
Martin Ray 2014 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired May 29, 2017 at 11:59 pm
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Martin Ray 2014 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired May 29, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$00.00
Price Redacted
$35.00
Elsewhere