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2012 Larkmead Cabernet Sauvignon Solari Reserve

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 99 WA
  • 95 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 106221-2012

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$245.00

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    A broad, rich, expansive expression of dark berry, currant, espresso and mocha, this hits all the right notes, with touches of savory herb and tobacco leaf. Most impressive on the lingering finish, where the flavors run deep. Drink now through 2030. 1,090 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2030
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Solari (100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 70% new French oak) is even better than I thought last year. This spectacular wine boasts notes of white chocolate, hot gravel, creme de cassis, blackberries, licorice and forest floor. A subtle smoky barbecue character is noticeable in the background. This is a thrilling, full-bodied, majestic Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 25-30 years, although its tannic structure suggests cellaring it for 2-5 years will be beneficial.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 99

    Drink Dates: 2014-2044
    Author: flwine

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

  • 136 bottles owned
  • 41 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 99
    (Out of 41 collectors)