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Louis M. Martini

August 05, 2011 13:00 ET

Elegant Martini Wines Fit Every Holiday Fete

California's Signature Cabernet Makes a Perfect Pairing and Gift This Season

ST. HELENA, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 5, 2011) - Ring in the "most wonderful time of the year" with wines that stand up to every occasion. Luscious red wines from Louis M. Martini® Winery make the perfect pairing this holiday season -- both given as generous gifts and paired with this season's festivities.

Forgo the cheesy holiday sweater parties this year and instead treat your guests to a wine country-themed holiday party. Serve an abundance of farm fresh produce, artisan cheeses and charcuterie alongside California's finest wines including 2007 Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. With hints of tobacco, dried fruit and herbs, the intense flavors of the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon stand up to the warm, rich recipes enjoyed at holiday dinners both at home and in Napa.

Tired of the same old holiday party? Throw a Winter Solstice celebration on December 21 to celebrate the shortest day -- and longest night! -- of the year. Whet your guests' palates by pouring 2009 Louis M. Martini Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as the sun sets. Hailing from the cool Sonoma Coast, this lush Cabernet is bright and approachable with ripe fruit notes that complement bold main courses as well as a variety of side dishes. As America's best-selling Cabernet in its price range, the Louis M. Martini Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon also makes an affordable gift for every wine lover.

For the ultimate indulgence, gift that special someone with a bottle of 2007 Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Lot No. 1 and a personalized corkscrew. A blended Cabernet produced from select lots of fruit from Napa's premier mountain appellations, Lot No. 1 is the pinnacle of Napa winemaking.

"Inevitably, the cold weather and festive atmosphere lead us to the table to share delicious meals and special wines," said Michael Martini, third generation winemaker for Louis M. Martini. "Louis M. Martini's balanced wines make the perfect accompaniment to the season's hearty meals and joyful occasions."

Louis M. Martini wines are available nationwide and online at www.LouisMartini.com. The 2009 Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has an SRP of $18; the 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon an SRP of $30; and the 2007 Louis M. Martini Lot 1 an SRP of $145.

About Louis M. Martini®
For more than 75 years, the Louis M. Martini Winery has crafted award-winning wines from the flagship grape of Napa Valley: Cabernet Sauvignon. With the simple premise that the best grapes make the best wines, Founder Louis M. Martini set out to acquire the finest terroir in what is now one of the world's most renowned wine producing regions. In 1977, Michael Martini, third generation family winemaker, took the helm. Merging art and science in the winery in 2003, he introduced Cellar 254, an "artist's studio" to experiment with small production, artisan red wines. Today, the winery continues the tradition in which it was established: pursuing the best Cabernet Sauvignon that the region can offer. The Louis M. Martini Winery and tasting room are located on Highway 29 in St. Helena, Calif. For more information, please visit www.louismartini.com

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