Larkmead 'Dr. Oslo' Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

The historic Larkmead estate is one of the oldest family-owned establishments in Napa Valley. Originally founded in 1895, Larkmead is celebrating is 127th anniversary in 2022. The historic Larkmead Estate is composed of 110 acres planted to Bordeaux varietes. Larkmead is 100% estate fruit; it is therefore imperative that the land is treated as an ecosystem with all factors interrelated and focus on long term soil health. Promoting the natural expression of their vineyards, resulting in wines that are unique in their purity, texture and complexity.   

The Dr. Olmo is an incredibly versatile bottling, both in the glass today and in the cellar where it has the potential to age for three decades or more. When drinking upon release, decant for 30 minutes to an hour to bring the wine’s secondary and tertiary characteristics into play.

Grape: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Napa Valley, California

Nose: There is a deep, rich sweetness to the aromas of the 2016 Dr. Olmo that are grounded by savory forest floor and earthen notes. Wild blackberries, black cherries, redwood and graphite lift out of the glass and are followed by a potpourri of blueberry compote, macerated strawberries, purple flowers, bittersweet chocolate and espresso bean. There is a hint of menthol lifting through the center of the wine that fades when the wine spends more time in the glass. This is an intensely aromatic wine!

Palate: As the wine opens up, it becomes more savory, with notes of black tea, black pepper, and pomegranate. The gravely, dusty cranberry finish is the signature of this bottling. For a heavyweight Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is incredibly nimble and ethereal.

Finish: The wine continues long after it is gone, maintaining incredible length and elegance from first sip to last.   


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  • Wine Spectator 94/100

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