Greg Martin, an antique arms dealer and Napa Valley vigneron, believes that the Cabernet Sauvignon based wines he produces leave a lingering albeit hard to qualify aftertaste, commonly described as “Rutherford dust”.
Rutherford ~ Napa Valley (AVA)
Explosion of Flavor: An interview with Martin Estate's Greg Martin
“We don’t blend. (So my wines) are very Rutherfordesque. You can taste the dust. It has a very distinct taste. But if you buy fruit from other places and stick it in, it won’t.”
November 21, 2006
Greg Martin isn’t sure how many rooms or bathrooms there are in his stone-walled home that dates to 1887. The interior is some sort of poor man’s Versailles with hunting rifles that have 10-foot long barrels and floors which are festooned with lion and tiger rugs.