Went to the Capital Grille this evening and as usual struggled with which wine to bring to compliment the meal. After putting a Caymus Special Selection in our wine tote, decided it needed a few more years and opted for a 2007 Larkmead Cabernet. Nothing like an eight year old Napa Valley Cabernet with silky integrated tannins to compliment a filet! The bouquet alone was mesmerizing and draws you in for more. The delightful flavors are well rounded, smooth and yet still full of fresh fruit flavors. Dark cherries, blackberries with a hint of milk chocolate essence.
if you get a chance to try Larkmeads entry level cabernet or better yet their Solari bottling, I encourage you to do so. Larkmead is still family owned and has been making Napa Valley Cabernet since the late 1800’s and have it all figured out.
At date of posting, we have a small amount of 2008 and 2009 Larkmead and expect the 2012 in stock in February.