Ramey "Larkmead" Cabernet Sauvignon 2004


This was a new bottling from an historic vineyard on Larkmead Lane which surrounds the former Hans Kornell Winery—which in turn enclosed the historic Larkmead Winery. That winery dated from the 1880's, when it was owned by Lillie Hitchcock Coit of Coit Tower fame. Located on the valley floor, Ritchey 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.

Blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petite Verdot and 9% Malbec.

"The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Larkmead (1,360 cases from a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, and 9% Merlot) has that gorgeously pure creme 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." 95 Points Robert Parker

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