Larkmead Vineyards

LMV Salon Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend

9.421 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
David L

09' Larkmead LMV Salon. 63% CB 16% CF 5% Malbec & Merlot.

Two hour decanting & it's still a bit tight. So much going on in this wine. Even more so than Russell's EE last night.

Big boy Red ... dark berries, mocha, unlimited layers in this wine. 10/15 great years in it.

2004 through 2010 👍

I've got to purchase some older vintages of Salon/ Solari !!! These wines are like hidden gems. -at Humu Humi, Grand Wailea-Maui

09' Larkmead LMV Salon. 63% CB 16% CF 5% Malbec & Merlot.

Two hour decanting & it's still a bit tight. So much going on in this wine. Even more so than Russell's EE last night.

Big boy Red ... dark berries, mocha, unlimited layers in this wine. 10/15 great years in it.

2004 through 2010 👍

I've got to purchase some older vintages of Salon/ Solari !!! These wines are like hidden gems. -at Humu Humi, Grand Wailea-Maui

Aug 18th, 2017
Bob Boyle

Dark ruby Color, nose of cherries and red fruits, body presents some fine tannic structure that over time melts into the red fruits and decadent cherry. Needs some time but patience will be rewarded.

Dark ruby Color, nose of cherries and red fruits, body presents some fine tannic structure that over time melts into the red fruits and decadent cherry. Needs some time but patience will be rewarded.

1 person found it helpfulMar 3rd, 2015
Robert McCall

This really benefited from the 3 hr decant as the aromas just soar from the glass. Blackberry, pipe tobacco, sweet oak, and Napa valley floor. A healthy draw from the glass provides a delicious palate coating orchestra of black raspberry/dark currant, tobacco, and hint of peppercorns. Still youthful tannins frame the palate and help provide a lengthy finish. Just wow. Many years of life ahead, glad to have more.

This really benefited from the 3 hr decant as the aromas just soar from the glass. Blackberry, pipe tobacco, sweet oak, and Napa valley floor. A healthy draw from the glass provides a delicious palate coating orchestra of black raspberry/dark currant, tobacco, and hint of peppercorns. Still youthful tannins frame the palate and help provide a lengthy finish. Just wow. Many years of life ahead, glad to have more.

Apr 23rd, 2017
Mike

Monday #FUNDAY 🍷👍🏼 Solid drop = solid Dec WK3 sales.

Monday #FUNDAY 🍷👍🏼 Solid drop = solid Dec WK3 sales.

Dec 18th, 2018
Eric LaMasters

Interesting. It had a nice, distinctive citrus zest character on the nose.

Interesting. It had a nice, distinctive citrus zest character on the nose.

Apr 18th, 2018
Carl Fischer

Maybe it’s in a shut down phase or maybe my tastes have evolved but this wasn’t that great or my style at all. I remember loving this wine when it released. Even after 24 hours the fruit struggled to come forward. This was savory, leathery, earthy and gravelly. Medium bodied. Eh. It wasn’t bad, just nothing I would reach for again. I have a few more in the cellar so will revisit again in a year and see if it - or I - have changed.

Maybe it’s in a shut down phase or maybe my tastes have evolved but this wasn’t that great or my style at all. I remember loving this wine when it released. Even after 24 hours the fruit struggled to come forward. This was savory, leathery, earthy and gravelly. Medium bodied. Eh. It wasn’t bad, just nothing I would reach for again. I have a few more in the cellar so will revisit again in a year and see if it - or I - have changed.

Feb 24th, 2018
Ian Blue

Just incredible, could probably use a few more years in bottle but drinking amazing right now.

Just incredible, could probably use a few more years in bottle but drinking amazing right now.

Jun 5th, 2017
Daniel Taub

Great balance between Napa and Bordeaux. Cheers and kudos to @larkmead

Great balance between Napa and Bordeaux. Cheers and kudos to @larkmead

Oct 5th, 2016
Rob Sternthal

Well done! Exceptional cab from Larkmead. No surprises here.

Well done! Exceptional cab from Larkmead. No surprises here.

Jul 1st, 2016
Meg Santanna

This wine was so ridiculous. It was also ridiculous when my 4yr old spilled a whole glass of it - huge party foul

This wine was so ridiculous. It was also ridiculous when my 4yr old spilled a whole glass of it - huge party foul

Jun 25th, 2015