2013 Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon Synthesis Napa Valley

Classical Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, well priced

2013 Martin Ray Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Synthesis Napa Valley

Ninety-eight percent Cabernet Sauvignon with a drop of Petit Verdot, sourced from Rutherford, Stags Leap, and Diamond Mountain districts—hence, I suppose, the name “Synthesis.” The wine spent 18 months in 60 percent new French oak.

Its robe is a brilliant, saturated red color, but its aromas skew blue—both dried and stewed blueberries—and are streaked with leathery spice and juniper. Although youthful, its tannins feel well integrated and pleasantly drying, forming a solid frame for cherry and black bramble fruits.

A classic Napa Cabernet profile, priced below many of its peers.

14.8% abv | $50 (sample)

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