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2009 Larkmead LMV Salon (750ml)
Producer: Larkmead Vineyards larkmead.com
Appellation: Napa Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Hold/Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$84.00
Alcohol %: 14.7
Tasting Notes:
rated: June 1, 2011 , Stephen Tanzer wineaccess.com/expert/tanzer
92 points "Good medium ruby. Black fruits, violet, crushed rock and menthol on the nose. Densely packed and glyceral, with powerful, primary flavors of blackberry, violet and licorice pastille. Strong, building tannins arrive late and build, giving the finish terrific thrust. This really saturates the palate with dark fruit and chocolate flavors. 92-95 points"
rated: December 1, 2011 , Antonio Galloni (WA)
95 points "The 2009 LMV Salon is compelling. Big, yet silky tannins frame a huge core of fruit in this large-scaled, dramatic wine. This is a dazzling effort endowed with tons of richness and depth. Rose petals, licorice and flowers wrap around the intensely satisfying finish. The 2009 is so pure it can be enjoyed today, but it would be a shame not to let this age for at least a few years. The 2009 is 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 16% Malbec and 5% Merlot." Best 2017-2029
rated: February 25, 2012 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
95 points Best 2014-2020