Red

2012 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Solari

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • Cailles wrote: 96 points

    May 23, 2019 - My first encounter with this wine and it beat the Harlan 03 and Seavy Reserve 13 drank alongside. The highlight is the wines hightened sense of place. The crushed rock, wet graphite minerality is at the center and builds a great counterpoint to the fruit. This is not really an old-world style Napa Cab but much fresher and aromatically more balanced than so many other young Napa wines. Great!

    TN: On the nose and palate a lot of balance with a complex aromatic profile of graphite, liquid stone minerality, fresh herbs, ripe but not overripe sour cherries, cassis, licorice, some smoke. Cool, fresh in style but still full-bodied, with a velevty texture, tannins not yet fully integrated but still smooth enough to enjoy the wine today. Good acidity to balance the wine. Very good length.

    Decanting: Decanted for roughly one hour. Like most 2012s that‘s enough. They‘re just drinking beautifully right now (in contrast to the 2013s which are rather closed).

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Cuellar's Cellar Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 17, 2019 - dark fruit...cloves....just good stuff. perfect time to drink. Don't wait. So good

    Cheers

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • JHalvorson Likes this wine: 96 points

    February 23, 2019 - We chose to drink this bottle on Open That Bottle of Wine Night with a wonderful short rib dinner. A perfectly balanced, intensely dark wine. This wine seems so close to perfection I am having a hard time envisioning it improving up to 2037 as the drinking window indicates it should.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • emf Likes this wine:

    November 16, 2018 - Delicious!

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  • Tym4wine Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 20, 2018 - Delicious. Dark garnet in the glass. Aromas and flavors of dark fruit - blackberry and blackcurrant. Finely integrated tannins with a velvety enveloping mouthfeel.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley: 2012 and 2013 (Dec 2014), 9/1/2014 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Larkmead Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Solari
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 839728003273, 893924000016

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 9 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,559 (86%)
  • Consumed 254 (14%)

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