Larkmead Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3763 ratings
9.2121 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Douglas Braun

Amazing currants berry fruit ,mushrooms , wood spice lmedium plus tannins great acidity great balance

Amazing currants berry fruit ,mushrooms , wood spice lmedium plus tannins great acidity great balance

Jul 16th, 2020
Al Shikoh

no formal notes but a bit lacking in density and texture, plenty of freshness, 14.7% ABV, consumed from a magnum

no formal notes but a bit lacking in density and texture, plenty of freshness, 14.7% ABV, consumed from a magnum

May 3rd, 2020
Mike R
9.3

Nothing like drinking a bottle of wine with your son in the pandemic to say - whatever / be a duck - let it just roll off you - I like Larkmead reds - no apologies- it is is in your face and just produces smiles after smiles

Nothing like drinking a bottle of wine with your son in the pandemic to say - whatever / be a duck - let it just roll off you - I like Larkmead reds - no apologies- it is is in your face and just produces smiles after smiles

May 2nd, 2020
Roy Goble

The nose made me think perfection but .... it was very good just not great

The nose made me think perfection but .... it was very good just not great

Mar 14th, 2020
Al Shikoh

dark, inky black violet; blackberry, black cherry, lavender, menthol, graphite; blue and black fruit, minerality; medium weight, dusty tannins, 14.7% ABV; made from blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3 % Cabernet Franc planted in combination of gravel, sand, and clay soils, aged 19 months in 65% new French oak; Larkmead’s base cuvée, has the balance to drink young; $125

dark, inky black violet; blackberry, black cherry, lavender, menthol, graphite; blue and black fruit, minerality; medium weight, dusty tannins, 14.7% ABV; made from blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3 % Cabernet Franc planted in combination of gravel, sand, and clay soils, aged 19 months in 65% new French oak; Larkmead’s base cuvée, has the balance to drink young; $125

Oct 27th, 2019
Matt Sterr

A feminine Napa Cab, if such a thing is possible. Flavorful and polished, without big weight or over extraction. Dark fruit, medium-long finish.

A feminine Napa Cab, if such a thing is possible. Flavorful and polished, without big weight or over extraction. Dark fruit, medium-long finish.

Jun 12th, 2019
Shay A
9.4

Great bottle from @Bill Makens , and still just a baby! Even after close to an hour of being open, this was still large and tannic. The aromatics here were just gorgeous...spiced red and black fruit, a streak of sweet blue fruit down the middle. Graphite, herbs and stiff tannins on the palate.

Great bottle from @Bill Makens , and still just a baby! Even after close to an hour of being open, this was still large and tannic. The aromatics here were just gorgeous...spiced red and black fruit, a streak of sweet blue fruit down the middle. Graphite, herbs and stiff tannins on the palate.

Apr 27th, 2019
Patrick Derdeyn

Still tannic with fresh fruit, but in a very well made and relatively restrained style. The oak is well in check here too. Decant several hours or hold another 5 years.

Still tannic with fresh fruit, but in a very well made and relatively restrained style. The oak is well in check here too. Decant several hours or hold another 5 years.

Aug 31st, 2018
David Kline

Dense red currant is ‘wrassled’ down by fennel aromas, mint and black cherry with strawberry and blackberry hidden beneath its thick canopy of fern and forrest; including moss and mushroom. Actually amazing! Not going to ever guess that this herbaceous monster with rim to rim colt density is an 11 yr old Calistoga! Meaty notes of grill and marinated fungi. Celeriac root, fennel and licorice notes define this angel with a minty coolness persisting! Blackberry and black cherry emerge in the finale to shine like young wine despite the years!#Larkmead #2007cab #Calistoga #Napa #napacab

Dense red currant is ‘wrassled’ down by fennel aromas, mint and black cherry with strawberry and blackberry hidden beneath its thick canopy of fern and forrest; including moss and mushroom. Actually amazing! Not going to ever guess that this herbaceous monster with rim to rim colt density is an 11 yr old Calistoga! Meaty notes of grill and marinated fungi. Celeriac root, fennel and licorice notes define this angel with a minty coolness persisting! Blackberry and black cherry emerge in the finale to shine like young wine despite the years!#Larkmead #2007cab #Calistoga #Napa #napacab

Mar 26th, 2018
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

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

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

Dec 10th, 2017