2004 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso Vineyard
(USA, California, Sonoma County)
Home run. Very nice wine with character, complexity and boldness. Deep violet color. Huge fruit on the nose with black currant and licorice. Nice blackberry, bark and vanilla on the palate with violet and other hints of floral. Had a little old world to this wine. The transition was a little quick but the finish lingered nice with some chocolate, oak, and a nice balance of tannins. This wine is velvety and soft but still having some strong characteristics. Definite try at 65 bucks.