100% Cabernet Sauvignon grown on Clone 337, aging in 100% French oak
Exclusive, single-parcel wine from the Larkmead estate
The 18-year-old vines are planted in loam soil surrounded by 30 acres of gravel
An exquisite tannin profile will support graceful aging over the next 20 years
"The Lark Ascending" is a one-of-a-kind, 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon hailing from an exclusive, single-parcel from our estate. Over the course of the last decade, we have spent an enormous amount of time and energy studying and replanting this vineyard. The large gestures are complete and the new chapter of our wines are all about nuance and refinement. This soil-selected, single parcel of Cabernet Sauvignon represents one of the most unique and exciting wines we produce from our vineyard. Its density and power are seamless, while its tension proves it has the structure to age for two decades or more.
Single vineyard wine
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Winemaker, Larkmead Vineyards
Winemaker Dan Petroski came to Northern California from New York via Italy where he spent a year living and working with the family that owns the Sicilian winery Valle dell'Acate. Dan has been with Larkmead since 2006 and is responsible for the wine making at Larkmead. His old-world sensibility is a key component of the grace and elegance of Larkmead wines.
Country born: United States
Education: No formal academic wine making education.
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
Honors / Awards:
San Francisco Chronicle's 2017 Winemaker of the Year
Respect the vineyard and the vintage.
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