Louis M Martini Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Louis M Martini Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

The 2016 vintage pulses with complexity –layers of black raspberry and macerated black cherry join with blueberry and juicy black currant on a wave of dark fruit tones. The plush, full-bodied mouthfeel reveals hints of cedar, cloves and coffee on a red carpet of velvety tannins. This is a wine that, whilst stunning now, will develop gracefully for at least the next 20 years.

Louis M Martini Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Lot No. 1 is something of a mosaic of iconic appellations and vineyards
– an assemblage of Napa Valley’s best mountain, benchland and valley
floor fruit. The 2016 vintage is comprised of Cabernet from Atlas Peak,
Howell Mountain, Stags Leap, Mount Veeder and the greater Napa
Valley AVA. From a growing perspective, 2016 was nearly ideal, with a
consistently warm spring and summer guiding grapes to full and even
ripeness. The steadiness of the season allowed us to be highly selective in
our sourcing and unhurried with our pick times. Come harvest, which
for this wine occurred between September 27 and October 10, all fruit
was picked and sorted by hand.

Our concept of small-lot winemaking dates back to 1948, when Louis
M. Martini began ranking his most exceptional Cabernet lots to use for
a special selection blend. We honor this attention to detail with every
vintage we make, fermenting Lot No. 1 in small open-top tanks, which
allow for a high level of precision when extracting color and flavor. All
lots were alternately punched down and pumped over up to four times
daily to build the desired foundation for the wine’s mouthfeel. Our
barrel program for Lot No. 1 is also unique, with the primary
component being 36-month air dried French oak. This longer drying
time encourages rich tannin structure throughout the duration of the
wine’s 21 months in barrel (100% French oak, 93% new).

Lot No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon is our most carefully crafted wine,
showcasing top blocks from esteemed Napa Valley vineyards and
executed with the highest attention to detail at every step of the
winemaking process. The 2016 vintage pulses with complexity – layers
of black raspberry and macerated black cherry join with blueberry and
juicy black currant on a wave of dark fruit tones. The plush, full-bodied
mouthfeel reveals hints of cedar, cloves and coffee on a red carpet of
velvety tannins.

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