2013 Martin Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Family Collection, Coombsville
As you may know, 2013 is arguably one of the best, if the not the very best, Napa vintage of the last 20 years. It produced wines that both critics and winemakers describe as classic expressions of Napa’s diverse terroir. The only downside to this vintage is that many of the 2013 wines require quite a bit of cellar time to show their immense character. Well, after seven years, the time has come. The 2013 Martin Cabernet Sauvignon opens with enveloping aromatics of red currant, cedar, graphite, tobacco, cherry, and plum. Despite its seven years of age, the palate if brimming with energy. Flavors of ripe red currant, gravel, cherry, cocoa powder and dried tea leaf build to a loud crescendo , followed by a persistent finish framed by lively acidity and dusty tannins. Patience certainly is a virtue, and this wine is one of its rewards.