2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
This limited bottling of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Calistoga AVA is our declassified 2006 Larkmead Vineyard wine, as what wine remained from the original offering has been relabeled. The Larkmead Winery (on Larkmead Lane in Calistoga) dates from the 1880's, when it was owned by Lillie Hitchcock Coit of Coit Tower fame. Located on the valley floor, we surmise that Ritchie Creek, separating the Spring Mountain and Diamond Mountain appellations, once ran through this site, resulting in the prominent gravel and excellent drainage which distinguishes this vineyard. This vintage is blended of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec, and was aged eighteen months in sixty percent new French barrels.