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2011 Larkmead Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

  • 90 WA
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 71319-2011-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) offers up notes of mulberries, licorice, plums and tobacco leaf in its medium-bodied, surprisingly concentrated, well-made personality. There are over 3,000 cases produced, and it is one of the top wines made on the valley floor in 2011. The healthy deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by lots of fruit, soft tannins and low acidity. Consume it over the next 8-10 years.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2023
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Medium ruby-red. Brooding aromas of cassis, blueberry and chocolatey oak. Less fruity than the merlot-based Firebelle but more serious, showing good lift and delineation to the flavors of currant, tobacco leaf, graphite, herbs and pepper. Very cabernet, finishing with good grip and energy, if a bit less early pliancy than the Firebelle.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: rphulse
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Kurt and Mark Paul
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2013-2025
    Author: flwine
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2019-2029
    Author: Kennethjk

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

  • 373 bottles owned
  • 55 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 55 collectors)