Martin Estate

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 25
Vintage

2009

Martin Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

5 cases produced

The French connection: “C’est un assemblage exceptionnel!” Estate-grown on eight prime Rutherford acres, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, newly t-budded Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc are the sole ingredients for Martin Estate’s homage to the classic Bordeaux blend. Martin Estate winemaker Frederic Delivert and master sommelier, Meadowood wine educator and bon vivant Gilles de Chambure collaborated on this truly special Premiere Napa Valley offer. The 2009 vintage yielded the very first barrels of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc from Martin Estate’s Puerta Dorada Vineyard. Luscious and velvety, the exclusive blend created by this French alliance is the crème de la crème. Vive la Napa Valley!


Aging Process

18 months in new French oak

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.78
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Frederic Delivert

Winemaker, Martin Estate

Winemaker, Frederic Delivert

Frederic Delivert has been Martin Estate’s winemaker for more than four years. He holds a Masters Degree in Agriculture, with an emphasis in enology, from the Ecole Supérieure d’Agricultrure de Purpan (ESAP). One of Napa Valley’s rising stars, he has worked both sides of the Atlantic, including Domaine Croix Maro and Domaine de La Valmale in France.

Frederic believes that wines should be a pure expression of the soils and seasons in which they are grown. It is this respect for the vine, coupled with his uncompromising standards and spare-no-expenses winemaking approach, that make him a perfect fit for Martin Estate, where he is making the best wines of his career.

Country born: France

Education: Master's Degree in Agriculture, with an emphasis in enology, from the Ecole Supérieure d’Agricultrure de Purpan (ESAP)

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Winemaking should reflect the vineyard and vintage, the soils and seasons in which the fruit is grown.

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: What was your inspiration for this offering?

A: The frequent comment "Martin Estate wines taste very French, as they are so elegant and balanced" gave proprietor Petra Martin the idea to inspire two brillant oenophile Frenchmen to use classic varietals grown at the Estate and create a breathtaking Napa Valley wine.

Q: Fill in the blanks: I chose to make this wine from this particular ______________ because ______________.

A: I chose to make this wine from this particular  blend  because  The 100% Cabernet Sauvignons we have produced with these grapes has been successful and we wanted to produce a blend which included some of this select fruit

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