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1968 Louis M. Martini California Mountain Pinot Noir

Light capsule condition issue; 5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

ITEM 8099671 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
$120
Item Sold Amount Date
I8049977 1 $120 Jan 2, 2022
I8025282 1 $120 Dec 12, 2021
I8011299 1 $125 Nov 28, 2021
I8005892 1 $125 Nov 21, 2021
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PRODUCER

Louis M. Martini

Louis M. Martini is one of Napa Valley’s most historic wineries. It was founded by Louis M. Martini, who left his home in Genoa, Italy, to join his father in San Francisco in 1899. After experimenting with winemaking, the senior Martini sent his son back to Italy for 5 years to learn winemaking, and by 1911 the men were making wine for sale in rented space outside of San Francisco. Always known for its progressive thinking and attention to quality, the winery became one of the first and most successful large wineries in Napa Valley. In 2002 it was purchased by the Gallo family. The estate owns 700 acres and makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Malbec, Meritage and Petite Sirah.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.