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Louis M. Martini Winery

May 13, 2011 14:20 ET

Louis M. Martini® Winery Celebrates Dads This Father's Day

Together With Artisan Chocolates, Versatile Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons Make a Perfect Gift for Dad

ST. HELENA, CA--(Marketwire - May 13, 2011) - With Father's Day on the horizon, delight dad with something unexpected this year by looking beyond ties and cuff links to something more distinguished, elegant and delicious: a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. He can't help but appreciate a 2007 Louis M. Martini Winery ( Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, or the exclusive 2007 Louis M. Martini Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon.

"Since 1933, my family has crafted world-class Cabernet Sauvignon in the heart of the Napa Valley," said Michael Martini, third generation winemaker for Louis M. Martini. "More than 75 years later, the wines Louis M. Martini produces are incredibly versatile, and perfect for pairing with a grilled dinner or for enjoying on their own after a tough round of golf."

Take Cab Over the Top with Artisan Chocolate
To earn extra points with pop, consider also including Moonstruck Chocolate's Fortunato Dark Chocolate Bar, made from pure Peruvian nacional cocoa beans, and Moonstruck's Single Origin Venezuelan Milk Chocolate Bar, made exclusively from Venezuelan cacao beans. These chocolates are the perfect accompaniment to any bottle of Louis M. Martini Cabernet and are available at for only $7 - $12.

"The Fortunato and Single Origin chocolate bars are not your everyday chocolate, but rather a unique expression of the different cocoa flavors from each country and can be paired with unexpected flavors and fare," said Julian Rose, Moonstruck Chocolate master chocolatier. "Wine and chocolate may seem like a simple pairing, but with these chocolates and Louis M. Martini wines, your palate comes away with exotic and rich flavor notes."

2007 Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a deep garnet color with intense aromas of ripe cherry, cedar, and pipe tobacco. Concentrated flavors of ripe plums and dark bing cherries marry perfectly with the oak nuances, imparting notes of brown spice and vanilla. This is a well structured and balanced wine with firm, velvety tannins which culminate into a long, elegant finish with hints of tobacco, dried herbs and fruit. This wine is ready to enjoy now or can be aged for 3‐5 years. This wine has a suggested retail price of $30/bottle and available at retailers nationwide and online at

2007 Louis M. Martini Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon
This structurally dense, full‐bodied and complex wine was crafted to capture the essence of Napa Valley's diverse mountain terroirs. It offers ripe and concentrated aromas and flavors of blackberry, cassis and dark chocolate with toasty sweet oak. The intensity of the flavors along with the silky tannins culminates in a long, opulent finish. This wine can be cellared for 10 years. The 2007 Louis M. Martini Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon has a suggested retail price of $145/bottle and can be purchased at

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, Louis M. Martini, founder of the winery, 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 winemaker, took the helm; in 2003, merging art and science in the winery, 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, California. For more information, please visit

About Moonstruck Chocolate Co.
Since 1993, Moonstruck Chocolate Co. has been handcrafting artisan chocolates that not only delight the senses, but also nourish the imagination. Moonstruck uses only the finest and freshest ingredients, including superior quality cocoa beans originating from some of the most exotic locations in the world. Moonstruck Chocolate's master chocolatier, Julian Rose, was named as one of Dessert Professional's Top Ten Chocolatiers for 2009 and Moonstruck's award-winning creations were featured as the official chocolate of the 77th and 78thAnnual Academy Awards®. Moonstruck's chocolate creations are handcrafted, hand-decorated and hand-packaged in Portland, Ore., and are available around the country at select retailers, online at, and at the five Moonstruck Chocolate Cafés located in Portland.

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