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2008 Larkmead Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Napa Valley
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92(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

(includes 6% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot):  Good deep ruby-red.  Aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, crushed stone and menthol.  Sweet and lively on the palate, with lovely clarity and vinosity.  Finishes with fine-grained tannins and excellent length.  This will gain in complexity with another five years of cellaring.  "Embrace the menthol," notes winemaker Andy Smith.  "It's a character of the vineyard."

95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

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