Larkmead - Lmv Salon Red Blend Napa Valley 2015 (750ml)

 
WE
98
WA
95-97
JS
95
V
95

Price: $204.00

Producer Larkmead
Country USA
Region California
Subregion Napa Valley
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2015
Sku 1703301
Size 750ml

Wine Enthusiast: 98 Points

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Cabernet Franc this is a tremendous wine offering grippy red-currant tobacco and graphite components around a full-bodied core of weight and breadth. Powerful with elegant leanings it retains and celebrates much of the Cab Franc character in its unabashed embrace of dried herb clove and violet. Enjoy best 2025?2030.

Wine Advocate: 95-97 Points

The 2015 LMV Salon Proprietary Red is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Cabernet Franc aged in 75% new French oak. They tend to make about 600+ cases of this wine which comes from their gravelly sandy and clay soils. A sensational wine largely due to the fabulous Cabernet Franc that?s grown at Larkmead this wine has an opaque purple color and a wonderful sweet fragrance of forest floor white flowers black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit. Opulent fleshy and rich with lots of energy this gorgeous wine shows how important Cabernet Franc can be in a blend from the best sites. Look for this wine to drink fabulously well young and age effortlessly for 25-30 years.

James Suckling: 95 Points

A dense and layered red with red tile currants and hints of black peppers. Full-bodied and juicy with beautiful density and length. Granular tannins. A blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. Needs two to three years to soften.

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Vinous: 95 Points

A dense powerful wine the 2015 LMV Salon exudes class. A rush of black cherry plum chocolate spice and leather fills out the wine's ample frame effortlessly. The 2015 is a big rich wine that needs time to soften but all the elements are in the right place. This is a decidedly virile imposing wine but time in the glass bring out the wine's aromatic dimension which is heavily marked by the 40% Cabernet Franc in the blend. Antonio Galloni

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