Martin Ray Winery

2014 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Jun 03, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$35.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

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.”

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep garnet hues, from the slightly opaque heart, to the lighter edges. Wine settles quickly when swirled.

Smell:

Smoky black cherry, blackberry reduction, grilled beef, savory spice, twigs, summer forest and black pepper.

Taste:

Blackberry preserve, spice box, smoked meat, grilled cherry, baker’s chocolate, dried fall leaves, cassis and subtle black pepper.

Finish:

Flavors ease onto the palate at first, and then quickly ramp up, delivering sensations to the far corners of the palate. Fruits appear first, followed by earth and subtle spice elements. Medium tannins drive flavors to the far corners of the palate, while drying the lips, cheeks and tongue.

Pairing:

Enjoy this wine with a pile of juicy riblets, a grilled steak, a pot roast, lamb burgers… and more.

What the Winery Says

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

Offer Expired:Jun 03, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$35.00
Avg. Price
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