SOURCE: Louis M. Martini Winery

Louis M. Martini Winery

November 03, 2011 14:00 ET

Put Elegant Martini Wines on Your Holiday List

ST. HELENA, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 3, 2011) - As soon as there is a chill in the air, thoughts of the holidays spring to mind, and with them comes the excitement of entertaining, gifting and spending time with loved ones. But stress can also accompany those jovial times and leave you feeling overwhelmed with menu planning and finding the perfect gift ideas. Red wines from Louis M. Martini® Winery are great for hosting holiday gatherings, giving as a hostess token or sipping with a loved one as a shared holiday gift.

Whether it is a Christmas Eve seafood dinner or a traditional Christmas Day turkey, pair the offerings with California's finest wines, including the 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 all recipes enjoyed at holiday dinners, wherever you are celebrating.

Too many family members and friends to fit in one day? Throw a post-holiday potluck party. Ask everyone to bring leftovers for an informal get-together. With everyone's signature dish in the mix, the variety will be endless. Please all palates by pouring the versatile 2009 Louis M. Martini Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon while sitting around the fire. Hailing from the cool Sonoma Coast, this robust Cabernet is bright and approachable with ripe fruit notes that complement bold main courses as well as a variety of side dishes.

Looking for the perfect hostess gift that is thoughtful yet economical? Louis M. Martini Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is America's best-selling Cabernet in its price range, combining flavor and affordability. Need a gift for that special someone? How about 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 embodies 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 are a perfect accompaniment to the season's hearty meals and joyful occasions."

Louis M. Martini wines are available nationwide and online at The 2009 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon has an SRP of $18; the 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has an SRP of $30; and the 2007 Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Lot No. 1 has 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

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