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Larkmead 2013 Cabernet Franc
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750ml bottle of 2013 Larkmead Cabernet Franc Napa Valley LMV Salon

RP 93

"Larkmead is blessed with a diverse Estate that based on soil profile alone is a 'snapshot' of the entire Napa Valley."

-Dan Petroski, Winemaker

Only a quarter of the wine is blended to Cabernet Franc, but the Cabernet Franc's aroma characteristics are the most present in the glass. There is a hint of red licorice under a bay leaf note that complements the Cabernet Sauvignon's Kirsch qualities that build the signature of the aroma profiled. Crushed rock and a winter spice box rounds out the perfume. On the palate, the wine comes at you in layers: the tope blankets the mouth with the viscosity of amarena cherry syrup, the middle maintains Cabernet Franc's dried herb character and the finish evaporates with a hint of scorched earth, tar, crushed gravel and graphite. Over the course of time in the glass we see the wine evolve from an incredible juiciness to bring extremely nimble as the tannins start to dry out with a dusty, red fruit sweetness similar to what you would find in the remnants of a tin candy box.

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