Red

2010 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Solari

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • redrules wrote: (91 points)

    May 20, 2016 - 1 year since I last had it. Classy wine, but very shy. Dark fruit, good upfront, lacking from there on. Disappointing mid palate. Light pencil lead finish with dark fruit trying to come out, but not showing. Very latent finish. I don't think it will get better with age. Drink now.

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  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    March 18, 2016 - Tampa Spring Break (the abridged version); 3/17/2016-3/18/2016 (Various Tampa locations (Mise en Place, Ocean Prime, etc.)): Wine #6: Nice wine, medium alcohol (lower than wine #5 which was an Aussie Shiraz), heavy red fruits, good tannins. Tasted on the younger side. This didn't quite evolve in the glass as well as the others. Made me wonder if an extended decant wasn't needed or something to help it open up a bit. Was more on the tight side.

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  • elamasters wrote: (93 points)

    December 10, 2015 - Very nice. Needed a few hours of air to open up. Dense and velvety.

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  • SMHalps Likes this wine: (91 points)

    December 2, 2015 - Part of a ten person Cabernet wine dinner - we had (in order): 2011 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage Blanc Chevalier de Sterimberg , 2009 Soos Creek Champoux Vineyard, 2007 Andrew Will Sorella, 2007 Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009 Lewelling Cabernet Savuginon Wright Vineyard, 2010 Larkmead Cabernet Solari , and 2006 Bodegas El Nido Jumilla El Nido. All the reds were opened 45 minutes prior to our pouring the first one, and all but the Soos Creek were decanted. By the time we reached the El Nido, it had been in the decanter for more than 90 minutes.

    Its a very good wine, but at this price, and its online reviews the entire group was expecting so much more. Honestly, I had the regular Larkmead Cabernet (2010 vintage) the night before and liked it better. Out of ten people, no one voted this their first or second favorite of the night. I had the 2008 Solari in Dec 2014 and was loved it, so this was a disappointment.

  • phattyjrb wrote: (94 points)

    November 21, 2015 - Oh yeah

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Larkmead Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Solari
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 893924000016

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  • Pending Delivery 5 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,110 (88%)
  • Consumed 142 (11%)

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