The Californian Legend: Larkmead

No images available


This Californian legend is back in stock and better than ever.  Winemaker Dan Petroski calls the Larkmead vineyard a “’snapshot” of the entire Napa Valley” with its diverse Estate soil profile.  “I’m fortunate to work with this legacy [at Larkmead], a winery that Andre Tchelistcheff called one of Napa’s big four,” he says, “so I’m trying to make wines that stand shoulder to shoulder with Napa’s best wines.  Keep scrolling to read more.


2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is a real overachiever in its peer group. Wonderfully layered and vibrant, the 2017 is just magnificent. All the elements come together in a sublime, wonderfully nuanced Cabernet. Larkmead ultimately decided not to bottle their Dr. Olmo Cabernet and instead used that wine (which was fabulous from barrel) to improve this blend – which it most certainly did. 93pts Vinous


2016 Napa Valley “The Lark”

Gravel, smoke, game, licorice and tobacco are some of the many notes that take shape in the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon The Lark. Powerful, vertical and explosive, the 2016 possesses tremendous depth and intensity. In the glass, The Lark is vertical in shape and intensely mineral-driven in profile. I can’t wait to see how it ages. Lavender, menthol, spice and new leather add the closing layers of complexity. 97pts Vinous


2016/2018 Napa Valley “Firebelle”

The 2016 Firebelle is dense, pliant and super-expressive, with terrific depth and textural resonance. Today, the Firebelle shows more floral and savory notes than it did earlier in the year. Even so, the 2016 is vibrant, focused and full of character. The firm tannins need time to soften, but there is plenty to look forward to. 94pts Vinous


2017 Napa Valley “Solari”

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Solari is dark, fleshy and enveloping in feel. Black cherry, plum, tobacco, chocolate, licorice and grilled herbs add myriad shades of complexity, but searing tannins need time in bottle to soften. Pretty floral and savory notes develop in the course of time. The 2017 will reward readers who can wait. 94pts Vinous


Interested in learning more? Send us an email at hello@grassrootswine.com

The Larkmead Instagram: Click Here

The Larkmead Website: Click Here

Recent Posts

Farms, not factories, since 2003.

Thank you for signing up. Please check your email to confirm and complete your subscription.