2014 Larkmead Vineyard LMV Salon Proprietary Red

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016

Even more prodigious is the 2014 LMV Salon. Composed of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc from the sandy Bale Loam soils of the 110 acres Larkmead possesses, it is a bigger boy at 14.9% alcohol but shows lots...
DC 94

Decanter, June 2017

Savoury nuances of bitter chocolate and burnt sage mingle with dusty red and black fruits and petroleum jelly in a complex bouquet, prefacing an ample but controlled wine with rich, sapid tannins and cool acids. It will...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, May 2017

Lots of blueberry, licorice and gun-powder aromas follow through to medium to full body, fine tannins and a savory finish. Lovely balance and fruitiness. Lovely now. Tangy minerality. Drink and enjoy.
WS 92

Wine Spectator, November 2017

Strong oak is the dominant aroma, flavor and texture, overshadowing the rich blackberry, plum, currant and anise flavors for now. Ends long, pure and chewy. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2018 through...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2014
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.9%
Closure Cork

The 2014 Larkmead Vineyard LMV Salon Proprietary Red is a captivating and complex wine that showcases the best of California winemaking. With a deep red color that shimmers in the glass, this wine is a true beauty to behold. The nose is filled with an enticing blend of blackcurrants, forest floor, allspice, and soy, accompanied by notes of crushed rock and wet gravel minerality. The aromas are further enhanced by a touch of cedar, creating a symphony of scents that is both elegant and inviting.

On the palate, the LMV Salon reveals flavors of blackberry, plum, and currant, intertwined with hints of savory herbs and spice. The wine is full-bodied and luscious, with a fleshy and succulent texture that coats the tongue. The tannins are well-integrated and provide a pleasant structure to the wine, while the balanced acidity adds freshness and vibrancy.

According to renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, the 2014 LMV Salon is a "bigger boy" with 14.9% alcohol content, but its grace and finesse are not compromised. This wine is meant to be enjoyed now, but it also has the potential to age beautifully for the next two decades.

Other esteemed publications such as Wine Spectator and James Suckling have also praised this wine. Wine Spectator notes that while strong oak is initially dominant, it eventually gives way to the rich flavors of blackberry, plum, currant, and anise. James Suckling highlights the blueberry, licorice, and gunpowder aromas, as well as the wine's fine tannins and savory finish. Decanter underscores the wine's complexity, mentioning bitter chocolate, burnt sage, and dusty red and black fruits in its bouquet.

The 2014 Larkmead Vineyard LMV Salon Proprietary Red is a true gem from the Napa Valley. With its impeccable balance, refined flavors, and potential for aging, it is a wine that will delight both connoisseurs and casual enthusiasts alike.