Louis M. Martini Alexander Valley 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, $19.99-$23.99, 90 points, was a bright ruby red grading crushed black currant purple/red toward the broad clear wine ring and leggy glass bowl.
Subtle aromas of violets, cedar, roses, and black fruit were very good (wow, two in a row).
Medium-plus body carried good acidity, mildly supportive tannin, and robust flavors of licorice, black currant, warm loam, black cherry, cola and pomegranate.
Finished long on the trailing palate, warm spice, and a well balanced 14.1% alcohol.
Paired perfectly with a rack of spiced Australian lamb.
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