2018 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$124.95
JS95

James Suckling was especially impressed with the reds from 2018, loving the added depth and intensity on the center palate. Winemaker Dan Petroski took an excellent vintage to new heights by harvesting a little earlier and controlling the alcohol levels. This sings with berry, coffee and lightly toasted oak.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Dan Petroski
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
66% new French oak
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Vineyard:
75% CABERNET SAUVIGNON 15 % M E R LO T 10 % CA B E R N E T F R A N C
Total Varietal Composition %:
75% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol %:
14.7%
SKU #:
1047023
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS95

James Suckling

Pretty aromas of currants, walnuts and fresh tobacco follow through to a full-bodied palate with dusty, chewy tannins and lots of berry, coffee and lightly toasted-oak undertones in the aftertaste. Needs some time to resolve the tannins. Very drinkable now, but better after 2025.