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2013 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Solari

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6/26/2015 - cab blends Likes this wine: 94 points

Also drank this with Dan the winemaker directly from the vat.

I did not enjoy as much as the lmv salon but that is just my preference for Cab Franc over Petit Verdot. Similarly full bodied with massive tannins. The Verdot is not yet as integrated. This will be a great wine and will no doubt have the 100 points Parker is indicating it will get

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2013 Larkmead Vineyards LMV Salon

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6/26/2015 - cab blends Likes this wine: 97 points

This is outstanding. Drank with the winemaker Dan directly from the vats. Strong and powerful tannins 9/10. At the same time while immensely powerful the franc is already integrated. The fruit also while strong Napa is not over poweringly sweet.

Definitely one I want to cellar and enjoy.

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2008 Larkmead Vineyards LMV Salon

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6/28/2015 - SMHalps Likes this wine: 92 points

Group dinner at Lincoln Square Steaks on the UWS of Manhattan. Eight guys attended. All four wines were decanted at the same time. As the wines were drunk one at a time, the last wine was in the decanter for more than 90 minutes. The first wine was in the decanter for at least 30 minutes before we drank it. We had in order: 2011 Realm Cellars - the Bard, 2008 Quilceda Creek Palengat, 2008 Larkmead Vineyards LMV Salon, and 2007 O'Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain. The group consensus was the O’Shaughnessy was WOTN, followed by the Quilceda Creek, the Larkmead , and the Realm was last.

a blend of The 2008 LMV Salon is composed of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot, 9% Malbec and 9% Petit Verdot, this was close behind the Quilceda Creek for me. A great blend, that went really well with the steaks.

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2010 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/27/2015 - domestic_primate Likes this wine: 94 points

I think this is really starting to hit its stride, has softened up a bit over the last year.

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2012 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/27/2015 - domestic_primate Likes this wine: 94 points

Can't say enough, can't wait to try in a year or two. Hope I can hold them for that long!

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2007 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/26/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 92 points

More open than when previously tasted. Very enjoyable wine.

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2005 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/27/2015 - MLR Likes this wine: 90 points

Now just 10 years old in no longish window. Flavors are strong and of an older wine. Tannins are far in the background. Fruit is muddled and more earth tones than fruit forward.

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2005 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Solari

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6/26/2015 - mwinky Likes this wine: 96 points

makes an impression from the first taste, smooth , memorable and went great with trout and beef, an almost perfect wine

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2012 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/26/2015 - cab blends Likes this wine: 94 points

Classic Napa cabernet. Fruity nose as you would expect. Strong tannins 7.5 to 8/10. Full bodied. Dark fruit nose and already, while powerful, rounded and integrated.

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2013 Larkmead Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Lillie

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6/26/2015 - cab blends Likes this wine: 93 points

Reminiscent of the Y.

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2013 Larkmead Vineyards Tocai Friulano

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6/25/2015 - msuwright Likes this wine: 91 points

A wine that is light, crisp, and refreshing - but not too simple. Smells of grapefruit and minerals, clear in color, light in body. Tastes of pear, stone, and saline - almost like a lighter, more acidic version of Chablis. 12.5% alcohol. Refreshing and fun to drink.

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2011 Larkmead Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Lillie

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6/23/2015 - Weston3220 wrote: 91 points

Fantastic aauv blanc from napa, rich fruit , quality is 100% noticablw, its passion fruit deliciousness

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2009 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/22/2015 - BobMilton Likes this wine: 96 points

The first night we opened this, it was fabulous - solid fruit (mostly black), well integrated tannins, great taste at the beginning. the middle, and the finish. We finished this two nights later and the fruit had faded enough that the alcohol was now more evident, so drink this up once opened.

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2011 Larkmead Vineyards Napa Valley Red Wine

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6/21/2015 - wirelesswine wrote: NR

Solid wine, but disappointing at the price point. Fairly lean for a Larkmead, but some decent balance. Just not very exciting.

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2004 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Solari (Reserve)

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6/21/2015 - rocknroller wrote: 94 points

Purple color, inky. Slow-O for 6 hours and then poured into the decanter and served. Drank 2 glasses over the next 90 minutes. Opened this for my Dad for Father's Day hoping for big things. This has really come a long way from the last time I had it two years ago. I didn't realize that RP had raised his score on this from 95 to 99pts last year when he did a 10 year retrospective tasting. It was fun to have my Dad drink a "99pt" RP wine and read his note. The wine is dense and layered with inky black currant and blackberry liqueur, oak, and hints of alcohol that pop in and out. There's plenty of glycerin and anise as well as relaxed tannins and this finishes long. The nose is focused on the black currant and oak tones with spice more in the background. This really is a nice wine now, very concentrated; and the oak has mellowed and integrated more and the herbaceous character that I found distracting has gone away. The alcohol was in check today with the extra air. I would be curious to see this at age 20 just to see what happens.

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2006 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Solari

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6/21/2015 - Stevere wrote: 96 points

Rich, opulent, and full bodied, dark fruit abounds in this excellent wine. While this drank beautifully, it will be good for another 10 years.

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2007 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/21/2015 - rickspicks wrote: 94 points

Wow - Simply spectacular! Massive layers of fruit with a very full body and a velvety, lush texture. Very intense flavors with rich, concentrated, ripe black fruit, licorice, chocolate, moist earth and herbs. Very sweet fruit - actually just a bit sweet for my palate, but hard not to like all the richness. Slightly drying, sweet tannins and a long fruity finish. More power than elegance, this is a monster of a wine. 94-95

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2007 Larkmead Vineyards LMV Salon

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6/20/2015 - sterin wrote: 93 points

Double decanted. Very approachable right now. A very, very good wine, but nothing magical.

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2009 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/11/2015 - juicejammer Likes this wine: 92 points

Medium Ruby in the glass. Crushed rock, blackberry and graphite on the nose. The entry reveals notes of red iron, pencil lead and briary fruit that give way to a dry finish. Paired great with a charcoal grilled ribeye. Drink now with a decant or hold until 2020.

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2006 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/10/2015 - Richtong wrote: 90 points

Amazing blackberry. The most amazing Cabernet

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2012 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

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5/21/2015 - Cabernet4Me2 Likes this wine: 92 points

Great Bottle, and think this has the ability to pop up a point or two, drank over 2 hours after 1 hour decant, think it might have benefited from a longer decant, but wonderful Black Currant, with a bit of licorice, some espresso and vanilla. Gonna hold off for at least a year or two to pop the next.

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2012 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

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4/17/2015 - uncle al Likes this wine: 91 points

Gave one as gift to Ricardo

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2001 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/6/2015 - Anonymous Likes this wine: 90 points

6/15 Cherry fruit - resolved tannins - good drinking window. 90 pts.

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2011 Larkmead Vineyards Napa Valley Red Wine

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6/6/2015 - ciesel wrote: 90 points

Very good Napa cab. Nicely balanced. Low alcohol for Napa. Very European in style.

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2005 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

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5/24/2015 - vinole wrote: 91 points

Just needed a short decant to warm up and open up, as the tannins are nicely resolved. Fairly lush dark fruit, with full body and low to medium acidity. A well made wine, but this bottle did not strike me as well as others I have had.

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