The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a joy to drink, more balanced and finessed than the previous year, thanks to the skill of Larkmead’s vineyard team and winemaker Dan Petroski. The aroma makes me smile—old-school Cabernet, the real deal. Lest you think it is dainty, it isn’t—it’s a bold red wine with ample heft, but none of the sloppy fruit in so many California Cabernets these days. With flavors of black fruits and a little toastiness, this expertly put together wine gives the kind of firm finish that makes a statement.
(90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot)