Larkmead Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Front Label
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Larkmead Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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Winemaker Notes

Deep ruby red-purple color. Striking aromatic profile: currant, cedar, earth, slate and cassis dominate with an edge of menthol and dried herb. As the wine opens floral and lead pencil notes emerge. The palate is immediately dynamic and penetrating with an energy that is unmistakably Larkmead. Pure blackcurrant and graphite minerality lead the way with notes of plum, cocoa and sweet mint. A creamy midpalate is offset by youthfully intense tannin's that absorb the wine’s viscosity and provide great thrust and focus to its finish. Lovely fresh acidity intensifies the gravelly-stony aftertaste. Decant for an hour in its first couple of years and drink between release and 2020.

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot aged 20 months in 60% new French oak) reveals a Medoc-like nose of cedarwood, damp earth, black currants and hints of bay leaf and unsmoked cigar tobacco. Opulence, purity and density combined with a thick, full-bodied mouthfeel and a superb finish all suggest a wine that can be drunk now or cellared for two decades.
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Larkmead Vineyards dates back to the late 1800s, is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2020, and has been owned by the SolarI/Baker family since 1948. The historic Larkmead Estate is composed of 150 acres contiguous to the winery with 110 planted to Bordeaux varieties. The true character of Larkmead and its unique wines are a direct result of the topography, climate, and the exceptional geology of the soils. Larkmead manages the dramatic variation in soil types In order to maximize fruit and subsequent wine quality, which creates a diversified flavor profile. Larkmead is 100% Estate fruit; it is therefore imperative that the land is treated as an ecosystem with all factors interrelated and focus on long term soil health. Larkmead is always seeking environmentally sound, long term solutions that promote the natural expression of their vineyards, resulting in wine that is unique in its purity, texture, and complexity.
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