The 2017 Larkmead Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot, which was aged in 19 months, 75% new Tonnellerie Ermitage. It begins with aromas of red currants and dark cherries laced with spices, fresh cut florals, licorice, wet gravel and hints of fresh herbs which all come together beautifully. The palate is medium-bodied and beautifully balanced with a lovely combination of fresh fruit and acidity. It displays excellent focus with incredible elegance that persists through the graceful finish. While this is a pleasure to drink today, it should be even more impressive with another year or two of bottle age.