I first tasted MARTIN ESTATE at the 2006 Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Tasting earlier this year. It stood out among the hundred or so wines I tasted there. MARTIN ESTATE wines are the most pure expression of Rutherford terroir. The finish alone on these wines puts them into their own league. Both the ESTATE and the RESERVE have remarkable component balance. I can not believe these are their first releases. They will age well; I would encourage you to start a vertical NOW.
96 points, Bob Sprentall, B-21 Proprietor