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Larkmead LMV Salon 2014

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750ML / 14.9% ABV
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750ML / 14.9% ABV

Winemaker Notes

At first the aromas of the 2014 LMV Salon are brooding and reticent. It is difficult to penetrate the wine’s outer skin, but careful study reveals scents of blue and black fruit, dark chocolate and coffee bean. With air, however, the nose opens dramatically, displaying an evolving bouquet of bright red fruit and spice, along with a subtle herbal tone that speaks to the Cabernet Franc at the core of the blend. Similarly, the first sip of this wine reveals a tightly muscular palate. As it relaxes, however, the flavors begin to unfold from the texture – revealing notes of charred wood, wet loam, spice, red clay, and dried earth. The fruit flavors are precise on the tongue, and travel from the warmth of black cherry to the brightness of red cherry.

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RP 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Even more prodigious is the 2014 LMV Salon. Composed of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc from the sandy Bale Loam soils of the 110 acres Larkmead possesses, it is a bigger boy at 14.9% alcohol but shows lots of crushed rock and wet gravel minerality, a beautiful, cedary, blackcurrant nose with notes of forest floor, allspice and soy, with more blackberry on the palate as well as some savory herbs and spice. Hints of licorice also make an appearance in this broad, fleshy, juicy and succulent style of wine meant for drinking now and over the next 20 years.
JS 94
James Suckling
Lots of blueberry, licorice and gun-powder aromas follow through to medium to full body, fine tannins and a savory finish. Lovely balance and fruitiness. Lovely now. Tangy minerality. Drink and enjoy.
V 94
Vinous
The 2014 LMV Salon offers lovely depth and intensity. Today, the Cabernet Franc is really expressive, not just in its signature aromatics, but in its mid-weight, refined feel. The 2014 was much more expressive last year. Then again, it was just bottled. Red stone fruit, mint, rose petal, mocha and raspberry jam open up nicely, while beams of tannin give the wine its energetic feel.
WS 92
Wine Spectator
Strong oak is the dominant aroma, flavor and texture, overshadowing the rich blackberry, plum, currant and anise flavors for now. Ends long, pure and chewy. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2018 through 2028.
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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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