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2012 Larkmead Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

  • 95 WA
  • 86 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 71319-2012

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Petit Verdot, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a dead-ringer for a first or second growth Pauillac. Aromas of spring flowers, creme de cassis, licorice, cedarwood and lead pencil shavings are followed by a wine with that wonderful sweet fruit that the French call sucrosite, which is an impression of sweetness even though the wine is totally dry. A superb texture, stunning purity and a full-bodied, blockbuster finish make for a wine that should be reasonably drinkable when released next year. It should age nicely for 20-25 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 86

    Well-proportioned if restrained, with spicy, cedary oak and mature-tasting dried currant and red berry, ending with dusty earth and wood.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Millikan Nicholas
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Southbound Union
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2015-2025
    Author: Kennethjk
  • Self | Rating: 94

    This 2012 is special, give it a little air and it will really open up. Dark, ripe fruit, black cherry, berries, and licorice notes. One of the better Larkmead I've ever enjoyed. 94 points, this is WILL GET BETTER as it is very young! Parker gives it 93 points and he gave Caymus Anniversary 96 points? You have got to be kidding me?
    Author: Cab-Stan

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

  • 486 bottles owned
  • 65 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 65 collectors)