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2014 Larkmead "Dr. Olmo" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1325016 97 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Blueberries and blackberries with hints of lavender and fresh mushroom. Full body, wonderful depth and resounding intensity. Plenty of asphalt and tar. Hot stones. Gorgeous ripe and fine tannins. Great depth. Inner quote mark (5/2017)

95 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Dr. Olmo (100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 60% new oak) is another awesome wine. Cedary spice, black cherries, currants, scorched earth and ample minerality all emerge from this full-bodied, expansive, structured wine that has sensational purity of fruit, ripe tannin, and a blockbuster finish. It has more structure and depth the most 2014s and will evolve gracefully for another two to three decades. Inner quote mark (12/2017)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 'Black Label' wines include the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Dr. Olmo, which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the clone of Cabernet that is also called Eisele, This wine spent 20 months in 62% new French oak A magnificent wine by any standard of measurement, with notes of scorched earth, lead pencil shavings, charcoal embers, and blackberry and cassis fruit, this dense purple wine has undeniable minerality, a beautiful, full-bodied texture and a voluptuous finish. Drink it over the next 25 years. (RP) 95+ Inner quote mark (10/2016)

92-95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Dr. Olmo is holding back quite a bit of its potential. Dark cherry, smoke, licorice, tar and menthol give the Dr. Olmo much of its brooding personality. The tannins are quite firm, but that should be less of an issue as the wine won't be released for about a year. (AG) Inner quote mark (10/2016)


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By: Philip Bohorfoush | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/12/2018 | Send Email
One of the two ‘black label’ bottlings along with the ‘Solari’. Both are stunning soil driven examples of 100% Caberent Sauvignon showcasing CA terroir. The ‘Dr Olmo’ is grown on gravel and shows more brooding character, scorched earth, and minerality. The ‘Solari’ is grown on Cortina gravel and clay parcels resulting in a profile that is more plush, round, and seamless. The 2014 ‘Dr. Olmo’ is impressive with notes of charcoal, deep black and blue fruits, mineral, and tobacco leaf. A superior bottling showcasing CA terroir.

By: Ryan Moses | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/11/2018 | Send Email
The second of two "black label" releases tasted at the estate. Lifted blue and black fruit aromas create compelling aromas and lead to a palate that not only reflects that fruit, but shows off a leather, gravel and graphite component. It is certainly compact but has soft, integrated, sweet tannins alongside a layered texture. For those who love structured, ageworthy wines of this profile, it will be hard to do much better. Another stunner from the high-end wines of Larkmead in 2014. Drink 2022 to 2040.

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