Bucking the trend to produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Sean Larkin saw the potential in one of his favorite red varietals, Cabernet Franc and first began producing it in the 1999 vintage. Sean thought that if he could produce Cabernet Franc in the style in which he appreciated it himself, it could be as expressive and focused as Cabernet Sauvignon. He also felt that Cabernet Franc had been given little attention in New World wine regions. It was serendipitous that he did focus his efforts on Cabernet Franc because wine critic, Robert Parker, tasted his first few vintages and coined them as the finest Cabernet Francs coming out of Napa Valley. This 2021 is comprised of 84% Cabernet Franc rounded out with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. “This is a supple, luscious style of Cabernet Franc with a dense
ruby/purple color, a sweet kiss of forest floor, incense, licorice, and white flowers as well as chocolate, black cherry, and blackberry.”
Larkin Wines began when Sean saw the potential in one of his favorite red varietals, Cabernet Franc and first began producing it in the 1999 vintage.