Larkmead Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3104 ratings
9.314 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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
Tom Riley

2010. I knew it. I knew I should have waited. But noooo. A powerful, complex, and elegant wine. But still so concentrated, so youthful. It really deserved 5-7 more years minimum. Dang it to heck. But, because it's already opened, I figure we might as well enjoy its deep and delightful deliciosity. Tremendous but nowhere near its peak. Double decant? Seems like it almost didn't matter. 9.4 and rising. But it won't survive another assessment.

2010. I knew it. I knew I should have waited. But noooo. A powerful, complex, and elegant wine. But still so concentrated, so youthful. It really deserved 5-7 more years minimum. Dang it to heck. But, because it's already opened, I figure we might as well enjoy its deep and delightful deliciosity. Tremendous but nowhere near its peak. Double decant? Seems like it almost didn't matter. 9.4 and rising. But it won't survive another assessment.

Aug 20th, 2016
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.2

Decant this one. Elegant. Very promising. #larkmead

Decant this one. Elegant. Very promising. #larkmead

May 8th, 2016
Alexandre Calvi

Black fruit well ripped with sandy tannins, crisp acidity that lift the fruit, some animals notes too well integrated.

Black fruit well ripped with sandy tannins, crisp acidity that lift the fruit, some animals notes too well integrated.

Apr 30th, 2015
Bill Bender

I'm a huge fan of the Larkmead cabs. They drink very well young. Round, deep, plush wines that always deliver.

I'm a huge fan of the Larkmead cabs. They drink very well young. Round, deep, plush wines that always deliver.

Mar 15th, 2015
Bertus van Zyl

Assistant Winemaker Regusci Winery

9.4

Great balance of ripeness and elegance, so many nuances.

Great balance of ripeness and elegance, so many nuances.

Nov 15th, 2014
Greg Wright

Reticent and austere at the beginning but then started to open up. Dark red fruits, savory notes, violets emerge. It has good acidity and tannin balance but the austerity is going to require more patience.

Reticent and austere at the beginning but then started to open up. Dark red fruits, savory notes, violets emerge. It has good acidity and tannin balance but the austerity is going to require more patience.

Jul 1st, 2019
Steve Gerths

Wonderful big Cab from Larkmead. BlackBerry fruit with long silk finish

Wonderful big Cab from Larkmead. BlackBerry fruit with long silk finish

Feb 26th, 2019
Will

Perhaps a bit past it’s prime as of 2017 but DELICIOUS! Fairly fruity and drinkable for a Cab. Enjoyed it very much, but probably would try to find a newer vintage next time. But still LOVED it.

Perhaps a bit past it’s prime as of 2017 but DELICIOUS! Fairly fruity and drinkable for a Cab. Enjoyed it very much, but probably would try to find a newer vintage next time. But still LOVED it.

Dec 2nd, 2017
Greg Wright

Against my better judgement I opened this. With time in the glass the red fruit aromatics blossom into Dark cherry, graphite and rose petal. The wine is still incredibly young but was surprisingly simple on this night. Long finish! This one is set for the long-haul.

Against my better judgement I opened this. With time in the glass the red fruit aromatics blossom into Dark cherry, graphite and rose petal. The wine is still incredibly young but was surprisingly simple on this night. Long finish! This one is set for the long-haul.

Sep 3rd, 2017