2017 Larkmead 'Solari' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Violet and dried herbs dance around this black label beauty, beckoning towards a warm core of cassis and dark fruit. Red cherry and plum unfurl with time in the glass as this 100% Cabernet builds towards a gutsy, juicy finish. A few years of safe cellaring have helped make good on all that youthful potential, but a couple more wouldn’t hurt in the least! This is rich, full-bodied and concentrated, so if you simply can’t wait to take the first sip...brace yourself!

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage:
2017
Appellation:
Napa Valley
SKU #:
1045450
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Jeb Dunnuck

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Solari is a smaller production cuvée and is (as always) all Cabernet Sauvignon that was aged in 90% new French oak. Its similar inky purple color is followed by a beautiful nose of pure cassis and blackberry fruits intermixed with notes of dark chocolate, violets, crushed herbs, and plenty of chocolaty, earthy minerality. Rich, full-bodied, and beautifully concentrated, it stays focused, tight and backward on the palate, yet is loaded with potential.

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Wine Enthusiast

This Cabernet Sauvignon from a low-yielding part of the estate is deeply aromatic and complex in juicy, rich layers of red and blue berries. Lean yet powerful, the tannins take on a grip that offers additional structure and firmness, with a gravelly, earthy finish.

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James Suckling

This rolls across the palate with a nimble, firm tannin structure that is beautiful and focused. Medium to full body. Savory finish. Hints of walnuts, dried tea and tobacco.