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2010 Larkmead - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 96 WA
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 71319-2010-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    (blended with 7% each merlot, petit verdot and cabernet franc, plus 3% malbec; 62% new oak): Deep, bright ruby-red. Subdued but complex aromas of cassis, sage, bay leaf, licorice, violet and minerals. Sweet, suave and bright, with compelling inner-mouth energy and perfume to the dark berry, dark chocolate and iron flavors. Very suave and subtle blend with fine-grained tannins and captivating aromatic persistence. The 2009 was a big success but this may be finer with time in bottle.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Larkmead's entry-level 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate captivates all of the senses from the very first taste. A huge, opulent yet structured Cabernet, the 2010 shows off tons of richness, power and structure, all while maintaining considerable detail and nuance. Black currants, melted road tar and asphalt blast thorough to the intense, palate-staining finish. I can't imagine this being ready to drink before its 10th birthday. The 2010 is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec. This is a great 2010.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Wonderful nose of graphite and wet tobacco. Very young wine and took an hour of opening to see impact of flavors. Light on finish. A nice bottle of wine with tons of potential in 5 years.
    Author: rdalehite
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Dbluband
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Todd7
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    Drink Dates: 2020-2030
    Author: Kennethjk
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Still very young. Closed until day three and best on day four. This cab needs time, however if you are patient you will notice how delightful it can be. Bright ruby red with great depth and concentration. the complexities or earth, leather, mineral and caramel don't come out till much later but are worth waiting for. Enjoy!
    Author: cloudon

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 482 bottles owned
  • 76 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 76 collectors)