Larkmead Vineyards

Dr. Olmo Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.441 ratings
9.47 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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
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
Charles Mires

Excellent but pricey

Excellent but pricey

Oct 13th, 2019
John Zuzek

Wow! Deep, dark and dense. Lots of black currants, boysenberry and blackberries with some tobacco and anise. Long finish - at least 60 seconds. Tannins are big but they don’t hurt you. Silky palate. Outstanding.

Wow! Deep, dark and dense. Lots of black currants, boysenberry and blackberries with some tobacco and anise. Long finish - at least 60 seconds. Tannins are big but they don’t hurt you. Silky palate. Outstanding.

Nov 22nd, 2018
Bob Boyle

Very closed on opening, 2 hours later it opened to show its potential - great!

Very closed on opening, 2 hours later it opened to show its potential - great!

Dec 17th, 2017
Tim Hickey

Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

Nov 23rd, 2017
Aaron Hamrock

Although a valley floor vineyard, it has a lot of blue fruit on the nose followed by cedar and spice box and a touch of bitter chocolate. On the palate blue fruit acid and tannins which are all in harmony. This wine can be enjoyed now with at least one hour decant or enjoyed over the next two decades.

Although a valley floor vineyard, it has a lot of blue fruit on the nose followed by cedar and spice box and a touch of bitter chocolate. On the palate blue fruit acid and tannins which are all in harmony. This wine can be enjoyed now with at least one hour decant or enjoyed over the next two decades.

Sep 10th, 2017
Reed Boehringer

incredible

incredible

Aug 11th, 2017