The 2011 Larkmead presents with a dark ruby color. It is bright and pure with highly detailed aromatics — stony mineral freshness, floral intensity, powerful dried herb notes and a core of dark blackcurrant fruit. Subtle mint and cocoa add further nuance and complexity. Youthfully high-toned palate — lively, refreshing and energetic. Deep core of layered red and black fruits broadens with air to a granular texture — seamless and cascading. Gravel, slate and stone notes provide complexity. Good tannic definition combines with direct acidity to extend the wine's finish and lingering flavor.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 90
"The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) offers up notes of mulberries, licorice, plums and tobacco leaf in its medium-bodied, surprisingly concentrated, well-made personality. There are over 3,000 cases produced, and it is one of the top wines made on the valley floor in 2011. The healthy deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by lots of fruit, soft tannins and low acidity."