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2012 Larkmead Cabernet Sauvignon Solari Napa ValleyCabernet Sauvignon from United States


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  • 99 Jeb Dunnuck -
  • 99 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 95 James Suckling -
  • 95 Wine Spectator
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The 2012 Solari is a stunning wine based on 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 20 months in 70% new French oak. As with most 2012s, it’s drinking brilliantly today and sports a youthful ruby/purple hue as well as a monster bouquet of crème de cassis, graphite, dried earth, licorice, and Asian spices. It’s rich and powerful, with plenty of underling structure, yet it stays weightless as well as seamless on the palate, with flawless balance. This is a brilliant, heavenly Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that will continue showing well for another two decades or more.

99 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Solari (100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 70% new French oak) is even better than I thought last year. This spectacular wine boasts notes of white chocolate, hot gravel, crème de cassis, blackberries, licorice and forest floor. A subtle smoky barbecue character is noticeable in the background. This is a thrilling, full-bodied, majestic Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 25-30 years, although its tannic structure suggests cellaring it for 2-5 years will be beneficial.

95 James Suckling -

A wine with sliced mushroom, bark and spice plus berry and dark chocolate. Full body with forest flower, bramble, and light earth. Powerful and rich. A wonderful expression of cabernet sauvignon from here. Pure cab. Available in November. Give it two or three years to soften. Try in 2017.

95 Wine Spectator

A broad, rich, expansive expression of dark berry, currant, espresso and mocha, this hits all the right notes, with touches of savory herb and tobacco leaf. Most impressive on the lingering finish, where the flavors run deep. Drink now through 2030. 1,090 cases made.

Product Detail

Item # 135455
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa

99 - Jeb Dunnuck -

99 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

95 - James Suckling -

95 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2012
Color Red
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box