Larkmead Vineyards

Dr. Olmo Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.479 ratings
9.412 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Roy Goble

There’s a lot going on here. First sip hit me as floral, later it became more cigar-ish. Like a tasting experiment in a glass.

There’s a lot going on here. First sip hit me as floral, later it became more cigar-ish. Like a tasting experiment in a glass.

Feb 13th, 2021
Al Shikoh

opaque purple; blackberries, mint, tobacco leaf, violets, graphite; dark fruit, anise, slight herbaceousness, crushed gravel reminiscent of an Old World wine; 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from older vines, planted in Cortina Gravel, aged 17 months in 58% new French oak; the black label pays homage to Dr. Harold P. Olmo a UC Davis professor who conducted clonal trials on Larkmead's property in the 1940's and 50's; 14.7% ABV; $185

opaque purple; blackberries, mint, tobacco leaf, violets, graphite; dark fruit, anise, slight herbaceousness, crushed gravel reminiscent of an Old World wine; 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from older vines, planted in Cortina Gravel, aged 17 months in 58% new French oak; the black label pays homage to Dr. Harold P. Olmo a UC Davis professor who conducted clonal trials on Larkmead's property in the 1940's and 50's; 14.7% ABV; $185

Nov 28th, 2019
Evan Shumway

Just a baby. Opened for 4 hours and still huge

Just a baby. Opened for 4 hours and still huge

Apr 29th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Ripe dark fruits, sweet spice and big red floral bouquet on the nose. M+ tannins, big structure, dark cassis; dry blackberries, dark cherries, black plum,
strawberries, used coffee grounds, fresh and dry red florals, dusty tannins, dry brown earth with crushed rocks, medium spice, decent acidity, finish is a little lean and ends in the drier side. Another one that needs at least five more years before you open.

Ripe dark fruits, sweet spice and big red floral bouquet on the nose. M+ tannins, big structure, dark cassis; dry blackberries, dark cherries, black plum,
strawberries, used coffee grounds, fresh and dry red florals, dusty tannins, dry brown earth with crushed rocks, medium spice, decent acidity, finish is a little lean and ends in the drier side. Another one that needs at least five more years before you open.

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Henrik Poulsen

96+ pts.

96+ pts.

Apr 30th, 2017
S Butterfield

Sommelier Flask Fine Wines

9.6

Impressive. There's a while lot of deep dark density. Fruit and earthy pepper and mineral. Entry of silk. Dusty chalky serious tannin....yet friendly. It is delicious and solid, above above average.

Impressive. There's a while lot of deep dark density. Fruit and earthy pepper and mineral. Entry of silk. Dusty chalky serious tannin....yet friendly. It is delicious and solid, above above average.

Sep 28th, 2016
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.

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.

Feb 19th, 2021
Aaron Hamrock

Really lovely tonight. Decanted for about 90 minutes

Really lovely tonight. Decanted for about 90 minutes

Jun 15th, 2020
Aaron Hamrock

The good doctor never disappoints. Perfect Sunday wine with Berkshire pork chops.

The good doctor never disappoints. Perfect Sunday wine with Berkshire pork chops.

Apr 27th, 2020
Tim Hickey

Turkey day 2019

Turkey day 2019

Nov 29th, 2019