Larkmead Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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Founded in 1895, Larkmead Vineyards is one of Napa's oldest wineries and remains a family owned operation, committed to crafting 100% estate grown, Napa Valley wines. Less than 4000 cases were produced of this Cabernet Sauvignon, which was aged for 18 months in French oak. The estate is known for its rocky soil, which shines through here, coupled with opulent fruit and silky tannins. 'One of Napa Valley's finest estates, and one that is not as appreciated as it should be, Larkmead fashions top-flight wines that should evolve for 15-25 years or more. Scotsman Andy Smith is the consulting winemaker for this estate, which is located off the valley floor just north of St. Helena. As a historical note, 2011 is the 116th vintage this iconic estate has produced.' Robert Parker

'I was completely blown away by Larkmead this year. While many wineries are aggressively pushing the boundaries of pricing, Larkmead takes the opposite approach. The fashionable cult-loving crowd might look past these offerings, but savvy readers will recognize that Larkmead Cabernet Sauvignons in particular are some of the very best wines being made in Napa Valley today. If forced to choose one top-flight Napa Valley producer that remains under the radar, Larkmead would get my vote. These are spectacular wines that deserve a much broader audience. I can't say enough good things about what proprietor Cam Baker, winemaker Andy Smith and the entire team at Larkmead are doing at this historic property.' Antonio Galloni
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Larkmead
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Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (White Label) is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in about two-thirds new French oak. Very Bordeaux-like, with a St.-Julien-like personality, there are notes of crushed stones, gunflint, licorice, cedar wood, Christmas fruitcake and loads of red and blackcurrants. It is a powerful wine with a hint of chocolate as well. This beautiful and structured yet elegant wine should drink well for at least 15-25 years.

Robert Parker, October 2015