Larkmead Vineyards

Larkmead Vineyards

Firebelle Napa Valley Merlot Blend 2014

Still a bit backwards. More time will help should have decanted. — a month ago

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Solari Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Still fruit forward on the palate with some pencil lead and wood coming right behind the impressions. Tannins are nicely integrated. Still in a great drinking window. — 4 months ago

Larkmead Vineyards

Napa Valley Red Blend 2011

Nose of cedar & forest floor, tannins quite strong but wine opened up after an hour, but would benefit from more cellar time — 7 months ago

Hall Wines

Exzellenz Sacrashe Vineyard Red Wine 2010

Shay A
9.5

This was my contribution for a 10-yr retrospective of Napa cab with a local group. All wines (16 of them) were tasted blind. Others of note were Cardinale, Larkmead, Bryant Family, Vineyard 29, Corra and Jacquelyn To-Kalon.

My first experience with this wine, and when I acquired it, I wasn’t aware it was a 100 pointer. I’ve had many Hall wines but this is definitely their most structured wine. It’s fruit forward but in no way close to their other offerings. At 100% cab, it drinks like it. I let this breathe from bottle for about 2hrs before it was thrown in a decanter for another 2-3hrs and consumed. I had a splash at pop and it was crazy coiled, underripe and dusty. When I came back to it later (albeit blind, so I’m looking at my notes), it sported dark fruit on both the nose and the palate. Dark cocoa dipped black cherries, ripe blueberries and blackberries, as well as cassis and espresso aromatically. There was also a bit of a lavender/floral note that gave it a unique quality. On the palate, it eventually smoothed out beautifully, but was powerful the entire time. Dense and rich with added notes of fig, baking spices, and cocoa dusted fruits. One of those wines that makes you think overpowering, but then dials it down to silk on the finish. I think this is just entering a prime drinking window. Bummer I don’t have more.
— a year ago

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LMV Salon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Beautiful wine with lots of blackberry and acidity coming through. Let it open for a hour, probably should have been more. — a month ago

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Dr. Olmo Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Paul K
9.2

Very good, but can’t get to 95 - 96 of many other ratings. Beautiful nose. Good structure. Lots of charred oak. Fruit hiding. Drying tannins throughout. Won’t touch other bottles for 3-5 years. — 7 months ago

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Lillie Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Aged Sauvignon Blanc. The lemon flavor was heavy and delicious. Different than other Blancs. Just better! — 9 months ago

O'Shaughnessy

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Rob N
9.3

I quite like O’Shaughnessy, but these days I probably prefer DiCostanzo for Napa cab. At a higher price point, slight preference for Larkmead and O’Shaughnessy as well. — 3 months ago

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Ron R
9.0

This ain’t right tonight. — 4 months ago

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Joel Aiken

Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir

Rob N
9.5

2014. Simply excellent, reminds me of an excellent california cab like outpost or larkmead. — 8 months ago

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