Louis Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009

005Wow.  I don’t know what I was expecting but for some reason I wasn’t expecting something this good.

 

Bright, big, pop of flavour without decanting.  Deeply interesting without unnecessary weight.  Gorgeous cassis, cherry, smoky dimensions.  Earthy.  Fruity but not cloying.  Hearty but not heavy.  Big enough for the big guns (think red meat) but subtle enough to sip.  Really a wonderful red if you’re looking for something special that’s not hard to come across (like, say, half the decent BC VQA reds…).  So sad that I had nothing but some prepared meat as a go with.  This belongs with a prime rib.

 

Price: Gifted, but $30 at BC Liquor which is out of our everyday wheelhouse.

 

Market Liquidity: It deserves your respect.

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