Martha Clara Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

MCV 2010 CSI am not a cabernet sauvignon fan.  I find it hard to get into.  One of the reasons I think is it never gets as ripe as it should or could here on the North Fork, unless Mother Nature is on your side.

My palate enjoys a cabernet sauvignon in a blend much more than the varietal offering from most east end vineyards.  Probably because the other varieties that are blended with it, like merlot or cabernet franc, do ripen.

That being said, I will still taste and experiment with cabernet sauvignon.  And that’s exactly what I did with Martha Clara Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon ($29).  Martha Clara Vineyards does not produce a cabernet sauvignon in every vintage, in fact the last time they did was in 2007.

The palate brings notes of blackberry, cassis, tobacco, leather, tar and grilled figs

More cassis or currant leads the way with blackberry, black cherry, vanilla tobacco, bay leaf and toasted spices.

Chewy tannins and bright acidity round out the finish of cassis and chocolate.

If you have not noticed, Martha Clara Vineyards changed their wine labels.  I really like the new look.  Classy and now you know what your drinking and where it’s from and who produces it.  With the old labels, that was lost.

Sláinte!

*I received this bottle as a sample from the vineyard

About Michael Gorton, Jr.

I am a Licensed Funeral Director who is having a love affair with Long Island Wine and the people that make Long Island wine so special. I am married to my wife Melissa and live in Rocky Point. Our first son Gabriel Noel was born on July 27, 2010. We have three cats and one dog.
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