Auction 14 | Lot No. 28
5 cases produced
Winemaker, Larkin Wines
Sean Larkin is undoubtedly the only person born in Inverkeithing Fife, Scotland who owns an emerging Napa Valley wine entity. What's more, Larkin, now 46, took an amazing course of action from his chosen European profession to achieve his long term dream of becoming a wine proprietor in California's most prestigious wine producing area.
Larkin is considered a true bon vivant in local Napa wine circles and even refers to his Cabernet Franc as "the poor man's Chateau Cheval Blanc," in a most respectful reference to the great Bordeaux chateau. In many ways, Sean Larkin is a modern day pioneer in the truest traditions of Napa Valley. He arrived with little more than his energy and dedication and has literally made something really special from the grapes.
Country born: Scotland
Education: Self taught winemaker.
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
Source good grapes, blend the best wines, and enjoy life.
Q&A With the Winemaker
Q: Premiere Napa Valley wines are innovative and allow each winery to showcase the region's sense of exploration in fine winemaking. What kind of exploration did your Premiere Napa Valley wine allow you to do?
A: Premiere Napa Valley allows me to showcase one of the best vineyards in the Napa Valley.
Q: What was your inspiration for this offering?
A: I make a wine from this vineyard named for my son Jack Larkin. He has been my inspiration, since he was born.
Q: Fill in the blanks: I chose to make this wine from this particular ______________ because ______________.
A: I chose to make this wine from this particular vineyard because it is one of the best vineyards in the Napa Valley.
Q: Why should a wine lover have a bottle of this wine in their cellar?
A: There are only a few wines made from this vineyard, and one bottle is a signicant part of this very special place.
Golden Gate Wine Cellars, Inc.
2337 Ocean Avenue
San Francisco CA 94127
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection