Larkmead Dr. Olmo 2013 | 750 ml.
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- Table Wine
- United States
- Napa Valley
- Napa Valley
- 750 ml.
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The highly anticipated release of the newest wine in our portfolio, “Dr. Olmo” pays homage to Dr. Harold P. Olmo, a UC Davis professor who conducted clonal trials on Larkmead’s property in the 1940’s and 50’s. Dr. Olmo took a selection of Cabernet from those Larkmead trials and propagated them at the Oakville Station; the “Oakville clones” as they have become to be known built the Napa wine industry in the 1960’s. Fifty percent of the grapes grown for this new wine are planted on the site in which Dr. Olmo has his clonoal vines planted. The 100% gravel soils where these vines are planted help produce a wine with some of the most intense Larkmead aroma and flavor profiles. Heady aromas of viiolets, blue fruit and graphite coupled with dusty, crushed rock and red cherry sweetness give this wine an ethereal bouquet. On entry into the mouth, the palate follows the nose but almost immediately the flavors draw back down to earth and are blended into a lean, but muscular, compact core. With time in the glass, the flavors darken as blueberries become blackberries and red cherry becomes black cherry. In the mouth, the tannins escape the core and dust the outer rim of the palate with sour, morello cherry notes.
Napa Valley is California's -- and America's -- most famous and celebrated wine district. Located north of San Francisco, Napa Valley is most famous for its world-class Cabernets and Chardonnays. The region's acclaim officially took off following a 1976 tasting in Paris when renowned judges chose a Napa Chardonnay and Cabernet over top French wines made from the same grapes.
Most wineries in the region produce either a Chardonnay or a Cabernet, and usually it's both. Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel are also grown with success in Napa Valley. You'll likely recognize the names of some of the viticultural areas within Napa Valley, including St. Helena, Stag's Leap and Carneros.
When it comes to US wine production, California is King. California wines account for almost 90% of all wines produced in the United States each year, and is home to the most celebrated vineyards and producers in the country. California is probably best known for its world-famous Cabernets and Chardonnays, many of which hail from its two most-acclaimed AVAs, Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Other prominent grapes used in California wines include Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, and Zinfandel (which California made popular).
|Alternate Name||Larkmead Dr. Olmo|
|Product Location - Location-Appellation||Napa Valley|
|Package Size||750 ml.|
|Proof/Alcohol by Volume||14.7%|
|Bottles per Case||12|
|Can it Be Shipped||Yes|
|Wine Type||Table Wine|
|Wine - Color||Red|
|Dollar Sale (Y/N)||No|