Larkmead Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3658 ratings
9.2103 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.2

Retrained fruit, nicely structured, balanced with smooth mouth feel and finish. Decant for 2 hours.

Retrained fruit, nicely structured, balanced with smooth mouth feel and finish. Decant for 2 hours.

Jan 2nd, 2018
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

Old school - tar, celeriac - soft round - lengthy.

Old school - tar, celeriac - soft round - lengthy.

Dec 10th, 2017
Tom Riley

Red cherries, damp earth, cassis, tinge of oak and vanilla on the nose. Cool and clean in the mouth, silky smooth, concentrated with good acid. Restrained power. Finish is forever. Excellent!

Red cherries, damp earth, cassis, tinge of oak and vanilla on the nose. Cool and clean in the mouth, silky smooth, concentrated with good acid. Restrained power. Finish is forever. Excellent!

10 people found it helpfulDec 7th, 2014
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

M+ tannins, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, cherries, strawberries come on late, expresso roast, leathery, medium spice, dry dark soil, dry red florals, cigar with ash, dry stems, acid is good but there is still a fair amount of tension in this wine, good structure, length and balance with a dry tannin finish. Needs 5-8 years before you want to open one and will last another 7 plus years.

M+ tannins, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, cherries, strawberries come on late, expresso roast, leathery, medium spice, dry dark soil, dry red florals, cigar with ash, dry stems, acid is good but there is still a fair amount of tension in this wine, good structure, length and balance with a dry tannin finish. Needs 5-8 years before you want to open one and will last another 7 plus years.

3 people found it helpfulJan 14th, 2017
Erin Sullivan Di Costanzo

Bitter chocolate & a dense, velvety mouthfeel. Creates a special occasion. Bravo Dan!!

Bitter chocolate & a dense, velvety mouthfeel. Creates a special occasion. Bravo Dan!!

3 people found it helpfulOct 21st, 2014
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.3

Classic Napa Valley Cab - ripe black cherry, black currants, toasty oak and smooth tannins. Solid and satisfying.

Classic Napa Valley Cab - ripe black cherry, black currants, toasty oak and smooth tannins. Solid and satisfying.

2 people found it helpfulDec 21st, 2015
Tim Hickey

Excellent. Christmas Day 2017. Barbie and Catherine enjoying.

Excellent. Christmas Day 2017. Barbie and Catherine enjoying.

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Soft (perhaps fatty), petroleum, black fruit and mint.

Soft (perhaps fatty), petroleum, black fruit and mint.

1 person found it helpfulMay 10th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

93% CS, 7% PV.
2705 cases produced.

94+ pts.

93% CS, 7% PV.
2705 cases produced.

94+ pts.

1 person found it helpfulApr 30th, 2017
Alicia

Wet earth, mushrooms, black olive, red rose, blackcurrant, blackberry.

Wet earth, mushrooms, black olive, red rose, blackcurrant, blackberry.

1 person found it helpfulMar 8th, 2017