Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet-Syrah Blend Napa Valley Meadowlark Cellars 2005

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*Free Shipping for Case Purchase* Winemaker Notes: 100% Estate grown fruit at Larkmead Vineyards 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Syrah Barrel aged 17 months in 20% new American oak Opens with a luscious nose. At its sweet fruit core is a bramble of raspberry and black fruits circled by Syrah's violet aromatic edge. As the wine develops, it presents a hint of coffee bean and smoke and an intense finish of cedar and a touch of toast. Similar to the nose, this wine offers a generous amount of ripe, sweet fruit on the palate. It's marked with a broad mouth-feel and voluptuous, smooth tannins that make the wine very approachable at an early age. The wine offers bright acidity, classic Larkmead mineral character and a long peppery (Syrah dominant) finish. This wine shows strong vineyard character despite the unusual variety mix. Drink now or age up to 5 years.

Region: USA » California » Napa

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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

Member Reviews for Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet-Syrah Blend Napa Valley Meadowlark Cellars

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Snooth User: jasonkauf
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4.50 5
02/11/2008

Dynamite! The luscious, deep, dark wine I thought it would be with a ton of cranberry, blackberry and maybe a hint of mocha. Kicked some serious ass with my bouillabaisse.


Snooth User: jnusser
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4.50 5
09/07/2009

Great example of a blend - wonderful deep, smooth flavors. Can't go wrong w/ this one.


Snooth User: Bign
4492333
3.50 5
03/04/2008

Three and a half glasses



*Free Shipping for Case Purchase* Winemaker Notes: 100% Estate grown fruit at Larkmead Vineyards 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Syrah Barrel aged 17 months in 20% new American oak Opens with a luscious nose. At its sweet fruit core is a bramble of raspberry and black fruits circled by Syrah's violet aromatic edge. As the wine develops, it presents a hint of coffee bean and smoke and an intense finish of cedar and a touch of toast. Similar to the nose, this wine offers a generous amount of ripe, sweet fruit on the palate. It's marked with a broad mouth-feel and voluptuous, smooth tannins that make the wine very approachable at an early age. The wine offers bright acidity, classic Larkmead mineral character and a long peppery (Syrah dominant) finish. This wine shows strong vineyard character despite the unusual variety mix. Drink now or age up to 5 years.

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