Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2017 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is one of our favorite bottlings to date. Accentuated with 10% Merlot, this wine is classic Larkmead – aromas of purple flowers, red cherries, cedar, warm gravel, and graphite fill the glass. With time, the nose on this wine continues to evolve, revealing plum, leather, and tobacco accents. The palate is youthful and vibrant, balancing on the lighter side of blue and black fruits and berries. The wine is in constant motion, playfully dancing across the palate until it dissolves into dusty, fine tannins. A second sip introduces you to cherry candy and wet rock minerality. A third sip brings forest floor bramble and dried herb notes. Though the product of a stressful and dramatic vintage, this wine resonates with immense purity, poise, and grace.

Winery: Larkmead Vineyards
Appellation: Napa Valley, Calistoga AVA
Average age of vines: 25 years
Farming Methods: Organic
Maturation: French oak aging; 19 months, 70% new tonnelleries, demptos and emitage
Soil: Cortina (Gravel), Bale Loam (Sand), Pleasanton Loam (CLAY)
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc
Vineyard Orientation: NE-SE
Vineyard Size: 45 acres
Wine Scores Downloads Reviews
Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 92 Wine Advocate 93 Vinous 92 Wine Spectator 93 James Suckling 95 Wine Enthuisast