Review: 2015 Louis M. Martini Lot No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Review: 2015 Louis M. Martini Lot No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Lot No. 1 is Louis Martini’s top end bottling, with grapes sourced from a variety of parcels in Napa Valley. At a whopping 15.7% alcohol, it can easily be mistaken for fortified wine, so if an unctuous, ink-black experience isn’t what you’re after, give this one a pass.

The wine is bursting with fruit — and it’s quite sweet — loaded with currants, blackberry, and milk chocolate notes. Fresh vanilla bean is a curious foil for pipe tobacco, with more of a red fruit character — like a rhubarb-apple tart — lingering on the finish. The alcohol is vivid and present, particularly on the racy finish, so tread lightly amidst the overall opulence of the experience.

A / $175 / louismartini.com

2015 Louis M. Martini Lot No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$175
9.5

Rating

9.5/10

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