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Larkmead Vineyards

Larkmead Vineyards in Calistoga was founded in 1948 by Bruno Solari and his wife Polly. Bruno was the son of Tuscan immigrants and after graduating from UC Berkeley in 1933, he bought the vineyards that would become Larkmead and also worked as president of United Vintners, which owned Inglenook, Beaulieu and Italian Swiss Colony. Bruno continued to work as a wine industry executive during his life and Polly ran the estate. Today Larkmead includes 113 acres of vineyards planted to seven kinds of grapes and it is still operated by descendants of Bruno and Polly Solari. Larkmead’s wines are 100% estate grown. The estate produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cab Franc, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and several blends. The Wine Advocate generally rates the estate’s wines in the mid to high-90s, and notes that Larkmead “has enjoyed a reputation for high quality for well over a century.”

2013 Larkmead Vineyards Dr. Olmo Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  96+    
JS  96   
WS  90   
JR  17.5+    
2 available
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2016 Larkmead Vineyards Dr. Olmo Cabernet Sauvignon

JS  97   
WA  95   
WE  95   
JD  95+    
WS  94   
VN  94   

2015 Larkmead Vineyards LMV Salon

WA  94+    
VN  92-95   

2017 Larkmead Vineyards Solari Cabernet Sauvignon

JS  95   
WE  95   
JD  95+    
VN  94   
WS  93   
WA  92+    
6 available
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