Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Larkmead, 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon

Producer: Larkmead Vineyards
Wine: 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Winemaker: Andy Smith
Estimated Cost: $50

Medium body. Tons of forward, red fruits such as cherry and raspberry with a handful of blackberries thrown in for good measure. Warm and soft with lots of oak. Inviting and pleasing with a moderate finish. Should be a crowd pleaser. 88 points.

4 comments:

GollyGumDrops said...

I love your pictures, they're such a visual shortcut to a wine review.

wineY said...

$55, very expensive

Brad Rothman said...
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Brad Rothman said...

I agree, winey. $55 is expensive for a wine of this caliber, and although it is very good to excellent, there are many wines at lower price points that I would recommend over this wine. I reviewed this wine because it is fairly popular, and I am trying to give readers a feel for my palate. Paker gave this wine 93 points - almost a classic. I find it to be very straight forward, oaky, a bit hot and lacking in significant structure. This is not to say it is a difficult wine to enjoy. It is very nice, and most people will love it, but I do not consider it to be a 90+ wine.