Larkmead Vineyards

The Lark Ascending
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2020 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 24 | Lot No. 64


Larkmead Vineyards

The Lark Ascending

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 337, aging in 100% new French oak for 22 months
  • From a single parcel of 20-year-old vines planted in sandy soils
  • The supple and silky tannin profile will support graceful aging over the next 20-plus years
  • Founded in 1895, Larkmead has been under the stewardship of the Solari-Baker family for 72 years

Over the course of the last 20 years, we have spent an enormous amount of time and energy studying and replanting the vineyard. The large gestures are complete and the new chapter of our wines are all about nuance and refinement. This soil-selected, singular parcel of Cabernet Sauvignon represents one of the most unique and exciting barrels of wine 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.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Dan Petroski

Winemaker, Larkmead Vineyards

Winemaker, Dan Petroski

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

Winemaking Philosophy:
Respect the vineyard and the vintage.

Wine Access

148 Cole Street
San Francisco  CA  94117


Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

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