Larkmead 'Solari' 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 varieties. 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. 

Grape: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Napa Valley, California

Nose: Violet, dried herbs, and black tea dance around the nose while a core of cassis and dark fruit tones remind you of the warm vintage. With time in the glass, a dusting of red cherry and plum expand the fruit profile and give you a hint of what to expect on the palate.   

Palate: The wine enters with sweet macerated fruit, black cherry jam, and dusty, bittersweet chocolate that push to all corners of your palate. The texture of this wine is broad and driven by our vineyard: crushed rocks, gravel, and scorched earth are classic Solari characteristics.  

Finish: The finish on this wine lingers for 20-30 seconds with generous, mouth-coating tannins.   


  • Wine Enthusiast 95/100
  • James Suckling 95/100
  • Wine Spectator 93/100

Drink now and for the next 10-30 years.