Larkmead Vineyards

LMV Salon Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend

9.343 ratings
9.314 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Herbs, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Onion, Beans & Peas
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.5

Second wine at 150 Central Park. Super dark purplish ruby red. Only decanted for two hours but still has some smoothness with excellent structure. Dark nose with blueberries, sweet tobacco and minerality. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Power house wine. Stunning structure with dark crushed rocks, blackberries, spices, cassis, herbs, and a little bit of blue fruit. Rich and long finish. Drink till 2045.

Second wine at 150 Central Park. Super dark purplish ruby red. Only decanted for two hours but still has some smoothness with excellent structure. Dark nose with blueberries, sweet tobacco and minerality. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Power house wine. Stunning structure with dark crushed rocks, blackberries, spices, cassis, herbs, and a little bit of blue fruit. Rich and long finish. Drink till 2045.

May 3rd, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.5

Very impress with this as usual. Looking forward to trying a few more bottling in the future!

Very impress with this as usual. Looking forward to trying a few more bottling in the future!

Mar 17th, 2018
Jeff D.

Rockin’ good juice, great with short ribs and the perfect way to end the week!

Rockin’ good juice, great with short ribs and the perfect way to end the week!

Mar 17th, 2018
Jason Koh

This inky concentrated blend of cab sauv/franc is so suave, smooth straight out of bottle, which is amazing for such a a young bottle. Loved every sip, from the initial encounter 'til the wine evolved an hour after the uncorking. Reminded me of a 1990 Ch. Leoville Las Cases, a second growth Bordeaux which throws punches way above its weight class and coming from me, a truly high complement for a Napa cab blend.

This inky concentrated blend of cab sauv/franc is so suave, smooth straight out of bottle, which is amazing for such a a young bottle. Loved every sip, from the initial encounter 'til the wine evolved an hour after the uncorking. Reminded me of a 1990 Ch. Leoville Las Cases, a second growth Bordeaux which throws punches way above its weight class and coming from me, a truly high complement for a Napa cab blend.

1 person found it helpfulMay 9th, 2016
Eric Guido

Larkmead nailed it in 2013! The nose on the LMV Salon showed intense red raspberry, minerals, blueberry skins, sweet tobacco and minty herbs. On the palate, it displayed silky textures with pulsing minerality contrasted by ripe fruits. Black currant, cherry, and blueberry were all present, yet seemed to play in perfect unison. A sensation of classic structure and tannin defined the finish, along with notes of cherry, herbs, minerals, and dark chocolate. Simply gorgeous.

Larkmead nailed it in 2013! The nose on the LMV Salon showed intense red raspberry, minerals, blueberry skins, sweet tobacco and minty herbs. On the palate, it displayed silky textures with pulsing minerality contrasted by ripe fruits. Black currant, cherry, and blueberry were all present, yet seemed to play in perfect unison. A sensation of classic structure and tannin defined the finish, along with notes of cherry, herbs, minerals, and dark chocolate. Simply gorgeous.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 11th, 2016
Greg Hirson

Corks and Barrels at Cork Supply USA

9.5

Celebrating. Super dense and delicious.

Celebrating. Super dense and delicious.

Feb 14th, 2017
Rebecca Fletcher

Cranberry, cherry, floral and baking spice. Hint of green pepper that is beautifully integrated. M acid, m+ body and tannin. Black cherry, plum, chocolate, mint and sweet tobacco. Long finish. Balanced. Still big. Just needs time.

Cranberry, cherry, floral and baking spice. Hint of green pepper that is beautifully integrated. M acid, m+ body and tannin. Black cherry, plum, chocolate, mint and sweet tobacco. Long finish. Balanced. Still big. Just needs time.

Aug 2nd, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Spice, floral, red fruit, damp earth, pencil shavings, cranberry and red cherry. M acid, m+ body and tannin. Charred, coffee and black cherry.

Spice, floral, red fruit, damp earth, pencil shavings, cranberry and red cherry. M acid, m+ body and tannin. Charred, coffee and black cherry.

Aug 2nd, 2016
Rebecca Hopkins

PR Folio Fine Wine Partners

9.2

Old school Napa cab (blend) just how I love it. Savory refined restrained and balanced.

Old school Napa cab (blend) just how I love it. Savory refined restrained and balanced.

Jun 17th, 2016
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May 12th, 2016