2015 Larkmead Vineyard LMV Salon Proprietary Red
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WE 98
  • VN 95
  • JS 95
  • WA 94
  • JD 94
  • WS 92

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Reg: $179.94

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WE 98
Wine Enthusiast, November 2018
A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Cabernet Franc, this is a tremendous wine, offering grippy red-currant, tobacco and graphite components around a full-bodied core of weight and breadth. Powerful, with elegant... A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Cabernet Franc, this is a tremendous wine, offering grippy red-currant, tobacco and graphite components around a full-bodied core of weight and breadth. Powerful, with elegant leanings, it retains and celebrates much of the Cab Franc character in its unabashed embrace of dried herb, clove and violet. Enjoy best 2025–2030.
VN 95
Vinous, March 2018
A dense, powerful wine, the 2015 LMV Salon exudes class. A rush of black cherry, plum, chocolate, spice and leather fills out the wine's ample frame effortlessly. The 2015 is a big, rich wine that needs time to soften... A dense, powerful wine, the 2015 LMV Salon exudes class. A rush of black cherry, plum, chocolate, spice and leather fills out the wine's ample frame effortlessly. The 2015 is a big, rich wine that needs time to soften, but all the elements are in the right place. This is a decidedly virile, imposing wine, but time in the glass bring out the wine's aromatic dimension, which is heavily marked by the 40% Cabernet Franc in the blend. -- Antonio Galloni
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, May 2018
A dense and layered red with red tile, currants and hints of black peppers. Full-bodied and juicy with beautiful density and length. Granular tannins. A blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. Needs two to three... A dense and layered red with red tile, currants and hints of black peppers. Full-bodied and juicy with beautiful density and length. Granular tannins. A blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. Needs two to three years to soften.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2017
94+ Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Lmv Salon Proprietary Red has an earthy, meaty, gamy nose with a crème de cassis and preserved plums core backed up by... 94+ Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Lmv Salon Proprietary Red has an earthy, meaty, gamy nose with a crème de cassis and preserved plums core backed up by Christmas cake and new leather with a medicinal waft. Medium to full-bodied and concentrated on the palate, with firm, chewy tannins and a good core of fruit, it's just a bit astringent and closed at this youthful stage. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, December 2017
94+ A blend of 60/40 Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the 2015 LMV Salon is a cuvee that’s moving towards being a Cabernet Franc-dominated release as the estate plants more Cabernet Franc. Cassis, spring flowers... 94+ A blend of 60/40 Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the 2015 LMV Salon is a cuvee that’s moving towards being a Cabernet Franc-dominated release as the estate plants more Cabernet Franc. Cassis, spring flowers, chocolate and a rocky, river bottom-like earthiness all flow to a full-bodied, concentrated, tannic 2015 that has exceptional purity and a great finish. Give bottle 3-5 years and enjoy over the following 15+.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, January 2018
A supple, charming medley of spicy red and dark berry fruit, with black cherry and wild berry flavors standing out. Ends with a rich, juicy aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2030. Tasted... A supple, charming medley of spicy red and dark berry fruit, with black cherry and wild berry flavors standing out. Ends with a rich, juicy aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2030. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. – JL
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2015