2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, Larkmead Vineyard

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May/June 2007

Rating

92

Review

Inky ruby. Strong tobacco- and herb-accented cassis and cherry aromas, with an underpinning of graphite. Elegant and spicy in the mouth, with energetic red and dark berry flavors and firm, youthful tannins. This possesses impressive power but there's also a sense of restraint, suggesting that it will repay cellaring.

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Robert Parker

Date

December 1, 2006

Rating

91

Review

The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Larkmead has that gorgeously pure créme de cassis that I notice consistently in Screaming Eagle. The wine is full-bodied, elegant, sexy, and rich, and should easily last and evolve for 10-15 or more years. In fact, I would give it 2-3 years of bottle age. This is a phenomenal wine and one of the finest 2004 Cabernet Sauvignons.