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2010 Solari


One of the finest expressions of Larkmead's site to date. Extraordinary length and persistent finish.

"The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Solari has all the trademark Larkmead notes, but here the expression of fruit is all about power, structure and length. The 2010 is a wine for the exceedingly patient. I only hope to taste it when it is mature. In 2010, the Solari is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040.."
Wine Advocate, December 2012

~ $175.00

Production:780 Cases
Fruit:100% Estate grown fruit, produced and bottled at Larkmead Vineyards
Varietal Composition:100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging:Aged for 20 months in 66% new medium toast French oak barrels
Cooperages:Tonnelleries Demptos & Sylvain

Very dark ruby purple color. Simultaneously bright yet dark, fresh yet profoundly rich with a deep core of aromatic complexity – menthol, tar, black cherry, blackcurrant, smoky iodine richness, dried herb and classic Larkmead minerals. Dense, chewy, powerful palate with great depth and structure but always lively and energetic. Aromas carry through to the palate - powerful dark fruit, succulent and brooding. Multi-layered mid-palate with wave after wave of flavor. Extraordinary length and persistent finish.

One of the finest expressions of Larkmead’s site to date – the cool season produced a particularly vivid vineyard signature overlaid with the natural density of a moderate crop level – the less the vines produce, the greater natural richness. The key is to harvest before the fruit loses its freshness. The wine has great enveloping flavor – deep intense black fruits, full & round, interwoven with many subtle savory elements – dried herbs, cedar & sweet tobacco supported by broad, rich, chewy tannins. The heightened level of detail and depth is a consequence of this long cool season and the wine’s inherent complexity is drawn out along its entire length - each time one returns to the glass, there is something new to discover. Yet despite all this richness the wine’s structure is always in the background keeping it tight and focused, refusing to allow it to become heavy or the flavors diffuse. Significant aging potential of 12-18 years. Please decant for an hour in its youth.