2013 Larkmead Dr. Olmo Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
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JS 96

jamessuckling.com, January 2016

Intense aromas of blackberry, tar and wet earth follow through to a full body, chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Bark and cigar box undertones. A solid and powerful red yet balanced and poised. Give it two or...
DC 92

Decanter, May 2016

Rich aromas of black fruits, plum sauce, peking duck and dark spice tones are followed by a wine of impressive textural refinement and deep, meaty density. Like the other Larkmead bottlings, this needs time to unfurl, but...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2013
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.7%
Closure Cork

The 2013 Larkmead Dr. Olmo Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine that exudes elegance and power. With a deep red color, this wine is visually captivating, drawing you in with its intensity. Produced in the Napa appellation of California's North Coast region, this Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the exceptional quality that this renowned wine region is known for.

On the nose, the wine reveals intense aromas of blackberry, tar, and wet earth. These rich and complex aromas give a glimpse into the depth and character that awaits on the palate. As you take your first sip, you are greeted by a full-bodied wine with chewy tannins that coat your mouth in a luxurious and velvety texture. The flavors of blackberry and dark spice continue to unfold, accompanied by subtle undertones of bark and cigar box. Each sip is a journey through layers of flavor, leaving a lasting impression on your taste buds.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 96 points. He describes it as a solid and powerful red that is balanced and poised. Suckling recommends giving this wine two or three years of bottle age after release to allow the tannins to soften and further enhance its complexity.

Another respected publication, Decanter, also praises the 2013 Larkmead Dr. Olmo Cabernet Sauvignon. They awarded it a score of 92 points and highlight its rich aromas of black fruits, plum sauce, and dark spice tones. They note that while this wine needs time to unfurl, its raw materials are truly impressive.

With a relatively high alcohol content of 14.7%, this wine showcases both strength and finesse. It is a wine that demands attention and rewards those who are patient enough to allow it to fully develop. The 2013 Larkmead Dr. Olmo Cabernet Sauvignon is a true testament to the exceptional quality that can be found in California's Napa Valley.