Larkin Wines Yountville
Wine broker Sean Larkin’s small Yountville operation produces a very fine Cabernet Franc-based red, one of the best of this style in the region as well as now a Cabernet Sauvignon also and the first vintage was only 1999. Very small amounts are exported and it would be well worth joining the mailing list. Cabernet Franc is blended with Merlot as well as small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot which add weight and depth. Marked by its elegance and well-honed, supple tannins, the wine is lighter than many other meritage blends but offers very impressive fruit persistence on the palate. The plush, well-honed, cedary Cabernet Sauvignon has small amounts of Merlot and Petit Verdot. Give both at least 5 years. Another Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are also released under the Jack Larkin label and similarly priced. (DM)
Larkin Wines Yountville www.larkinwines.com
Sean Larkin PO Box 3178, Yountville, CA 94599
Tel: 707 944-9105 Fax: 707 944-9106
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