Nose

The bouquet is almost dense, and builds with each swirl of the glass. From blackberry jam to purple flowers, the aromas swell slowly, drawing you in with their momentum.

Palate

In the mouth the wine rumbles across the palate, like the engine of a train transferring its weight with each turn of the wheel. Macerated black cherries and cassis coat the sides of the mouth and as they fade, dried herb, graphite, gravel and cacao emerge, leaving you craving a second sip.

Growing Conditions

Every vintage, Solari is the cream of the Larkmead crop. The vines are fairly young (only 14 years in the 2014 vintage) but produce a wine of purity, balance, and power- characteristics that presents themselves very early in the wine’s lifecycle. There is a nobility to this wine, and a remarkable ability to both provide pleasure in its youth and stand the test of time. The 2014 Solari will age impeccably for more than two decades. If drinking in its youth, please open and decant for 2-3 hours before serving and enjoy it slowly over the course of the evening. S O I L P R O F I L E : CORTINA (GRAVEL) PLEASANTON LOAM (CLAY) Our wines are available for purchase through a Larkmead Membership or by making an appointment to visit our historic vineyard estate.

Aging

20 MONTHS, 81% NEW TONNELLERIE DEMPTOS