90pts Wilfred Wong
One of the smoothest Cabernet Sauvignons in the marketplace, the 2014 Martin Ray Sonoma County exhibits an easy entry onto the palate. The wine's appealing ripe red fruit aromas and flavors match it well with white as well as red meat entrées. Drinks very well now. (Tasted: September 8, 2016, San Francisco, CA)
This blend of Sonoma County’s sub-appellations expresses wonderful complexity. A fruit-driven bouquet and palate with notes of wild blackberry, Maraschino cherry, and spicy persimmon is balanced by aromatic cloves, fresh sage leaves, and a touch of butterscotch. This approachable, medium-bodied Cabernet is not to be underestimated, with its pronounced tannins and well-integrated oak influence.
Pair with hearty hamburger or meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes.