2015 Larkmead 'Solari' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$244.95

Grown on heavy clay soils during a warm year, the perfume of the 2015 Solari reflects these conditions – the glass is filled with macerated blue fruit, scorched earth and savory aromas. Once the tension is released from the dark and brooding aromatics, Solari’s classic violet tones and dried herb emerge giving a vertical lift to the wine.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Dan Petroski
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
21 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 72% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
14.7%
SKU #:
1049280
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JD99

Jeb Dunnuck

From clay soils, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Solari is borderline perfection and reminds me of a young Montrose with its deep cassis and currant fruit, graphite and lead pencil nuances, full-bodied richness, and a powerful, yet opulent personality. This is a gorgeous wine that is certainly approachable today given its purity and balance, yet needs a decade to hit prime time and is going to keep for 2-3 decades.