2018 Larkmead Vineyards 'Solari' Cabernet Sauvignon

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Two parcels from Larkmead Winery’s ‘Block A’ comprise this flagship wine. Winemaker Dan Petroski calls it “the Golden Triangle,” noting that this mystical spot is “where the magic happens.” Even after over a decade of studying the vines and the soil, they can’t quite replicate the otherworldly quality achieved by Block A, as expressed in Solari. This vintage boasts an exuberantly perfumed nose of red cherries, spiced rum and pine forest. In the glass, the wine evolves from explosive red fruit to toasted spices, giving way to a lengthy finish of cocoa and orange blossoms. If you must enjoy it young, decant it for an hour or two, but be sure to tuck a couple in the cellar for the next two decades or so. 

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Dan Petroski
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
18 months in 92% new Tonnellerie Sylvain
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
14.0%
SKU #:
1047469
Size:
750 ml Bottle
This Cabernet Sauvignon is crunchy, textured and elegant. The palate is driven by grippy tannins, with lifted elements of herbs, crushed rock and violet lingering over ripe flavors of dark cherry 
and currant. Enjoy from 2028–2038. Cellar Selection.