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2011 Louis M. Martini Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, California, USA

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Over all vintages, this was the 6703rd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 7913th

Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014 Silver Medal


Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon (often shortened to "Cab Sav" or even just "Cab") is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. The product of a natural crossing of key Bordeaux grape varieties Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon's DNA was profiled only as recently as 1997, by researchers in California. Most wine authorities agree that the crossing happened only in the past few centuries, making the variety's current fame all the more impressive. (© All rights reserved, Wine-Searcher)

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Region
  • The Alexander Valley, one of California's bigger and better-known wine districts, is located in the north-eastern corner of Sonoma County. It runs north-west to south-east for slightly more than 20 miles (33km), following the course of the Russian river (of Russian River Valley fame) from the county border with Mendocino to just east of Healdsburg, where the river converges with Franz and Redwood creeks.

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  • Sonoma County, California, is one of the most important wine-growing regions in the whole of the United States. Vines have been planted here since the 1850s, and apart from the inevitable hiatus brought about by Prohibition, the county’s relationship with wine has been prolific and unbroken.

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