A fabulous effort from one of Napa’s most iconic estates. Crafted in a Bordelaise style, it offers up loads of melon, grapefruit, and background minerality. The palate is crisp and clean, but the modest oak softens the edges, creating an extremely pleasurable experience. This is delicious now and will age gracefully in the cellar for another 3-4 years.
Larkmead is one of the oldest, family-owned grape-growing estates in the Napa Valley. Originally established in 1895, the estate is now under the stewardship of proprietors Cam Baker and Kate Solari-Baker.
This historic site offers tremendous diversity in its soils. Due to centuries of alluvial flow with a concentration of over 300 feet of well-drained, ancient riverbed gravel, the vineyard possesses a rare character usually found at unique hillside sites. Winemaker Dan Petroski captures nuance and complexity by vinifying small lots according to clonal selection and soil type.
- Our Rating 96 - Classic