California Sonoma County
Cabernet and Cabernet Blends
Type: Red Table Wine
The Martin Ray estate is located in the Green Valley of Sonoma County. Martin Ray was the founder of the renowned Mount Eden Vineyards (another of our winery partners) and a forefather of the modern California wine industry.
This 2017 release is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from two vineyards: Simpson Ridge and McCoy. Fruit is harvested under cool moonlight and sorted by hand. The berries are de-stemmed, and a four-day cold soak follows. The wine macerates two weeks on skins before it is basket pressed to French oak barriques (45% new) to age for 14 months.
It is a harmonious, velvety Cab with loads of fruit and a lush mouthfeel. A perfect barbecue wine to pair with dry-rubbed baby back ribs under late summer patio lights.