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Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Solari Reserve 2005

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94 points Robert Parker: The prodigious 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Solari Reserve (a 525-case cuvee of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot) is a gorgeous wine. The 2006 blends hadn’t been made, hence weren’t tasted, but this 2005, which is in bottle, has a dense purple color and a glorious nose of graphite, creme de cassis, tar, and hints of spicy, subtle toast. The wine is dense, medium to full-bodied, with impressive purity, texture, and length (45-50 second for sure). This is a beauty of elegance and substance that should be at its best between 2012 and 2030. (Dec 2007)

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Larkmead Vineyards:
Larkmead is a truly historic vineyard, dating back to the 1880s, and has been owned by members of the Solari family since 1948. One of the very finest vineyards in Napa Valley, Larkmead's 120 acres are primarily planted to Cabernet but also Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc and a small block of 100 year-old Tocai Friulano vines. In addition to cra... Read more
Larkmead is a truly historic vineyard, dating back to the 1880s, and has been owned by members of the Solari family since 1948. One of the very finest vineyards in Napa Valley, Larkmead's 120 acres are primarily planted to Cabernet but also Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc and a small block of 100 year-old Tocai Friulano vines. In addition to crafting its own 100% Napa Valley Estate wines, Larkmead also grows and sells top quality fruit to select premium Napa Valley wineries. Read less

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Snooth User: Philip James
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4.00 5
07/18/2007

TANK SAMPLE Full disclosure: Tasted at the vineyard on a beautiful day tranquil day, sublime setting and a private tour of the facilities. With that said... 100% cab. Lots of structure. Very deep dark fruits with chocolate notes too.



94 points Robert Parker: The prodigious 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Solari Reserve (a 525-case cuvee of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot) is a gorgeous wine. The 2006 blends hadn’t been made, hence weren’t tasted, but this 2005, which is in bottle, has a dense purple color and a glorious nose of graphite, creme de cassis, tar, and hints of spicy, subtle toast. The wine is dense, medium to full-bodied, with impressive purity, texture, and length (45-50 second for sure). This is a beauty of elegance and substance that should be at its best between 2012 and 2030. (Dec 2007)

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