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MARTIN RANCH CABERNET SAUVIGNON, J.D. HURLEY VINEYARD, SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS 2015
NVWE Notes: Complex, focused and elegant, the nose of this mountain Cab offers ripe red cherry, dark cherry, red currant, red plum, violet and rose petal scents in harmony with others of vanilla, sandalwood, dried sage, laurel, cedar, licorice root, pine needles and darker forest floor scents. It is medium-bodied, softly gripping and shows some hard minerality on the palate which makes it feel a hint lean at this stage. The finish is lingering although the fruit elements want a bit of air to fully dominate the savory. Fine dinner wine now, it should grow more aromatic, creamier, more elegant and more expressive over the next two or three years. Blended with 10% Merlot. 1028 cases made.