Larkmead Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

$124.99

A beautiful new Napa Valley Cabernet from boutique producer Larkmead! 97 Points Robert Parker: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (2,775 cases produced of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon) exhibits lots of blueberry, blackberry, cassis, chocolate and graphite, full body, a majestic texture, and terrific purity and length. Drink 2016-2030+...As I have written before, this is an extraordinary estate spread out in one contiguous parcel (unusual) in the center of the Napa Valley floor, north of St. Helena and south of Calistoga. Proprietor Cam Baker farms 110 acres, and the Cabernet Sauvignon is the Olmo Clone which became well-known as the Eisele Clone when it was planted in the famous vineyard of that name. A singular characteristic of the Larkmead vineyard is that it has a strong vein of old river gravel. Former winemaker Andy Smith has moved on and has been replaced by Dan Petroski, who has not missed a beat finishing the 2012s and producing the 2013s, which Cam Baker believes might be the vintage of the century for Larkmead"  

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Ratings on Delectable

Al Shikoh Delectable Pro

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

9.2

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

M+ tannins, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, cherries, strawberries come on late, expresso roast, leathery, medium spice, dry dark soil, dry red florals, cigar with ash, dry stems, acid is good but there is still a fair amount of tension in this wine, good structure, length and balance with a dry tannin finish. Needs 5-8 years before you want to open one and will last another 7 plus years.

M+ tannins, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, cherries, strawberries come on late, expresso roast, leathery, medium spice, dry dark soil, dry red florals, cigar with ash, dry stems, acid is good but there is still a fair amount of tension in this wine, good structure, length and balance with a dry tannin finish. Needs 5-8 years before you want to open one and will last another 7 plus years.

9.0

Mitzi Inglis Delectable Pro

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Retrained fruit, nicely structured, balanced with smooth mouth feel and finish. Decant for 2 hours.

Retrained fruit, nicely structured, balanced with smooth mouth feel and finish. Decant for 2 hours.

9.2

Thibaut Marquis Delectable Pro

Region Manager East, CRU Selections Terlato Wines International

Very good. Juicy. Bold. Depth

Very good. Juicy. Bold. Depth

9.1

Josh Orr Delectable Pro

Solid Napa Cab from an amazing winery and winemaker

Solid Napa Cab from an amazing winery and winemaker

9.1

Shay A Delectable Pro

I tasted a ridiculous amount of good wine tonight. Hopefully these notes make sense! This was my first introduction to Larkmead, and what an introduction it was. For a Napa cab, this was very heavy on the red fruits. Lots of cherries, almost sweet tart candy. Balanced integration of oak. I'd like to try some older bottles of this.

I tasted a ridiculous amount of good wine tonight. Hopefully these notes make sense! This was my first introduction to Larkmead, and what an introduction it was. For a Napa cab, this was very heavy on the red fruits. Lots of cherries, almost sweet tart candy. Balanced integration of oak. I'd like to try some older bottles of this.

9.3

Tim McCarthy

Timmer, the Zalto Denk’art are great.

Timmer, the Zalto Denk’art are great.

9.4

Alan Ng

Great for Valentine’s Day

Great for Valentine’s Day

9.0

Fred Fresard

NYE 2019. Paired with tomahawk steak and king crab legs. Wonderful bottle.

NYE 2019. Paired with tomahawk steak and king crab legs. Wonderful bottle.

10

Hugh O'Riordan

Simply delicious. Dark fruit , earth and wonderful finish. . Buy this! Not silky smooth. Traditional cab.

Simply delicious. Dark fruit , earth and wonderful finish. . Buy this! Not silky smooth. Traditional cab.

9.6

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