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2015 Larkmead Napa Lmv SalonBlend from United States

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"Mother nature had the most dramatic impact on our Cabernet and Cabernet Franc parcels in 2015 as our yields were down by 25%. This resulted in a concentrated wine, which is al...

  • 95 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 94+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"A dense, powerful wine, the 2015 LMV Salon exudes class. A rush of black cherry, plum, chocolate, spice and leather fills out the wine's ample frame effortlessly. The 2015 is a big, rich wine that needs time to soften, but all the elements are in the right place. This is a decidedly virile, imposing wine, but time in the glass bring out the wine's aromatic dimension, which is heavily marked by the 40% Cabernet Franc in the blend."

94+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

" Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Lmv Salon Proprietary Red has an earthy, meaty, gamy nose with a crème de cassis and preserved plums core backed up by Christmas cake and new leather with a medicinal waft. Medium to full-bodied and concentrated on the palate, with firm, chewy tannins and a good core of fruit, it's just a bit astringent and closed at this youthful stage."

Product Description:

"Mother nature had the most dramatic impact on our Cabernet and Cabernet Franc parcels in 2015 as our yields were down by 25%. This resulted in a concentrated wine, which is almost opaque in hue. Even the nose is powerful, with dark, brooding, black fruits complimented by lifted scents of rose and licorice. A longer linger over the glass reveals notes of chocolate covered espresso bean, which is echoed in the finish.

Though the aromas are dense, the palate of this wine is transparent and pure. Its core of raspberry and red licorice evolves into bay leaf, cured meats, and winter spices. This is a classically structured wine, with a freshness on the palate that seem to belong to a cooler vintage – a remarkable accomplishment in such a hot year. The high levels of Cabernet Franc have transformed this cuvee into an especially exotic, food-friendly wine." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 106787
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa
Ratings

95 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

94+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.9%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower