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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.”

2009 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Franc

Light capsule condition issue; heavy label condition issue

WA  94   
ST  90-93   

2014 Larkmead Vineyards Dr. Olmo Cabernet Sauvignon

JS  97   
RP  95+    
JD  95   
VN  92-95   

2016 Larkmead Vineyards Dr. Olmo Cabernet Sauvignon

JS  97   
WA  95   
WE  95   
JD  95+    
WS  94   
VN  94   
4 available
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2016 Larkmead Vineyards Firebelle Proprietary Red

JS  96   
VN  94   
JD  92-94   
JR  16.5   

2018 Larkmead Vineyards LMV Salon

JS  96   
WE  95   
VN  93   
WA  92+    

2003 Larkmead Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  94   
ST  90   
3 available
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2005 Larkmead Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  90-92   
ST  90   

2007 Larkmead Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  94+    
ST  91+    
2 available
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2007 Larkmead Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

RP  94+    
ST  91+    

2007 Larkmead Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  94+    
ST  91+    

2018 Larkmead Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

JS  95   
WS  94   
WA  93+    
VN  93   
JD  93   

2005 Larkmead Vineyards Solari Cabernet Sauvignon

Label condition issue

RP  94   
JR  17.5   

2007 Larkmead Vineyards Solari Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

RP  96+    
ST  92+    

2009 Larkmead Vineyards Solari Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  96   
ST  94   

2009 Larkmead Vineyards Solari Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; label condition issue

WA  96   
ST  94   

2010 Larkmead Vineyards Solari Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  96   
ST  93+    
2 available
Bid

2014 Larkmead Vineyards Solari Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  99   
JD  98+    
JS  96   
VN  95   
2 available
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2016 Larkmead Vineyards Solari Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  97+    
VN  97   
JD  96   
WE  95   
WS  94   
3 available
Bid *

2017 Larkmead Vineyards Solari Cabernet Sauvignon

JS  95   
WE  95   
JD  95+    
VN  94   
WS  93   
WA  92+    
7 available
Bid *