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2013 Larkmead Cabernet Sauvignon Solari

Retail: $299.99

$200.00

per bottle

Rating
97 Pts Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Color
Red

Size
750 mL

ABV
14.9%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2013

Varietal(s)
Cabernet Sauvignon


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla

Nose

currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box

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Antonio Galloni - Vinous:

"A much more backward, powerful wine than the Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2013 Solari possesses superb balance and intensity, with huge tannins, expressive aromatics and the pedigree to age well for years. That time will be essential, as the 2013 is going to require serious patience. Huge, searing tannins wrap around a core of dark red and black fruit, sweet spices, licorice and new leather. "

Product Description:

"SOLARI IS A WINE THAT NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION. WE CANNOT THINK OF A WINE IN THE PORTFOLIO THAT HAS PROVIDED MORE ENTHUSIASM ON RELEASE OR EXCITEMENT IN THE GLASS THAN SOLARI. CONSISTENTLY SINCE 2007, SOLARI HAS BEEN PRODUCED FROM ONE SINGLE PARCEL OF CABERNET – A MERE THIRTEEN-YEAR OLD VINES, PLANTED ATOP A BLENDED SOIL STRUCTURE THAT GIVES SOLARI ITS GRACE AND ITS POWER; THE GRAVEL PROVIDES THE HIGH-TONE RED AND BLUE FRUIT AROMAS WHILE THE CLAY SOILS GIVE SOLARI A DEEPER, RICHER HUE IN ITS PERFUME. THESE CHARACTERISTICS TRAVEL ACROSS THE PALATE WITH INCREDIBLE MOMENTUM AND GRAVITAS. AND FOR THESE REASONS, YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT, SOLARI STANDS AS CANDIDATE FOR WINE OF THE VINTAGE. FROM THE FIRST GLASS ON RELEASE THE WINE’S AROMAS ARE DARK AND BROODING; WOUND TIGHT AND SLOW TO EVOLVE. BUT AS THE WINE OPENS WITH AIR, PURPLE FLOWER NOTES LEAD, FOLLOWED BY BRAMBLE OVER HINTS OF SCORCHED EARTH. IN THE MOUTH, THE CORE OF THIS WINE DOESN’T LIVE IN THE MID-PALATE, BUT ACROSS THE ENTIRE PALATE WITHOUT LOOSENING ITS FOCUS. THERE IS NOT ONE SINGULAR NOTE OR FLAVOR OUT OF PLACE IN THIS DENSELY PACKED, MUSCULAR WINE WHOSE TANNINS ARE BEING PUSHED OUT ON THE PALATE BECAUSE OF THE RICHNESS OF THE BLUE AND BLACK FRUIT CORE.

WITHOUT HESITATION, THIS WINE NEEDS TO BE DECANTED UPON RELEASE BUT THAT IS NOT EVEN GOING TO GUARANTEE THE WINE WILL OPEN UP. THE 2013 SOLARI IS A PROFOUND WINE THAT NEEDS TO BE REVISITED A DECADE FROM NOW BEFORE CONSIDERING ITS DRINKING WINDOW. THIS WINE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO AGE FOR HALF A CENTURY AND STILL BRING AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF PLEASURE IN THE GLASS." -Winery

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