“[Larkmead] owner Cam Baker and winemaker Dan Petroski have produced some true superstars in 2015. These are ripe, full-bodied, majestic, yet structured wines that are going to age beautifully.” — Jeb Dunnuck
“I can’t say enough good things about what proprietor Cam Baker and the entire team at Larkmead are doing at this historic property.” — Antonio Galloni
One of the oldest wineries in California, and a property on a serious roll to boot, Larkmead Vineyards is in fact one 110-acre, contiguous vineyard on the south end of Calistoga. Having such a broad palette of terroirs to paint with enabled winemaker Dan Petroski and crew to craft a STELLAR Cabernet Sauvignon in 2015:
Jeb Dunnuck raved, “Possessing terrific richness in its dark fruit, tobacco and Graves-like minerality, this beauty is full-bodied, concentrated and layered on the palate. It’s a beautiful base cuvee that does everything right,” and Wine Enthusiast said the “wine is defined by aromas of violet and crushed rock. Oak, clove and graphite dot a landscape of bold structure on the palate, with bright acidity balancing the concentration and grip.”
In a world where even the super-seconds and even many Napa Valley luxury cuvées are floating above $200, this is a benchmark example of Napa Valley Cabernet to lay in of a 10-15 year rest in your wine-cave.
With a tiny 3% addition of Cabernet Franc, this wine is defined by aromas of violet and crushed rock. Oak, clove and graphite dot a landscape of bold structure on the palate, with bright acidity balancing the concentration and grip. Enjoy 2025–2030