“SEAN LARKIN’S MAIN PROJECT IS PRODUCING BRILLIANT WINES THAT SEEM TO SCORE HIGHLY NO MATTER WHAT THE VINTAGE”

★★★

ROBERT PARKER

Sean Larkin is the mind behind Larkin Wines, an ultra-premium Napa Valley producer of ripe, intensely flavoured Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay.
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2014 LARKIN CABERNET FRANC
NAPA VALLEY / 93 POINTS

I really loved the 2014 Cabernet Franc, which was 85% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot, coming from the Pocai Vineyard that is not far from the famous Three Palms Vineyard, which Duckhorn made famous producing Merlot. 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. The fruit is terrific, the wine opulent, fleshy and best drunk over the next 10-12 years.

This is another producer that consistently turns out fine wines and what would have to be considered reasonable pricing for high-end Napa offerings. - Robert Parker


2014 JACK LARKIN RED WINE
NAPA VALLEY / 92 POINTS

The 2014 Proprietary Red Jack Larkin is an entirely different blend of 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot. Opaque purple, the wine also offers up notes of Asian spices, black plum, black cherry and mocha with underbrush and forest floor notes. It is complex, medium to full-bodied and not as deep and powerful as the 2013, but more supple and up front. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.


2014 JACK LARKIN MERLOT
NAPA VALLEY / 90 POINTS

Larkin also made a fine 2014 Merlot, which is 90% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. ou see less and less high-quality Merlots in Northern California, which is sad since the best of them can be enticing. This wine offers up mocha, Chinese black tea, caramel and loads of plum and black cherry fruit in a medium-bodied exuberant, fleshy style meant for drinking in its first 8-10 years of life.


2014 JACK LARKIN CHARDONNAY
NAPA VALLEY / 88 POINTS

The 2014 Chardonnay shows honeysuckle, a hint of pear and lemon zest. It is medium-bodied, fresh and lively with background oak. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.

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A native of Inverkeithing, a port town in Fife, Scotland, Sean Larkin emigrated in 1979 to New Jersey, where he began his first career as a sheet metal worker.

Despite considerable success in the metal business, Sean’s love of wine inspired him switch gears and begin training as a sommelier. After working in a handful of top New Jersey restaurants, Sean moved to Napa Valley to accept a position with a wine brokerage house that specialized in representing small, super-premium Napa Valley wineries. During his time as a broker, Sean established friendships with prominent winemakers, who began to teach him their craft.

It wasn’t long thereafter that Sean launched his own small brokerage, seeking out and representing boutique producers of interesting, unique wines – and began pursuing the idea of making his own wines. Larkin Wines’ first vintage came in 1999. The focus was on Cabernet Franc, a varietal he felt had been given scant attention as a stand-alone varietal by California vintners. In very short order his wine was discovered by the public and press, and Sean expanded the line-up to include a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Sean closed his brokerage to devote all his energies to making and marketing Larkin Wines. With the 2004 vintage, he introduced a new label, Jack Larkin, named after his newborn son. Jack Larkin wines consist primarily of small lots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from select vineyards, and most recently, a very small run of Napa Valley Chardonnay.

Today, while production still remains modest, Larkin and Jack Larkin can be found in select markets (and finer restaurants) across the US, and through the mailing list.

“SEAN LARKIN’S MAIN PROJECT IS PRODUCING BRILLIANT WINES THAT SEEM TO SCORE HIGHLY NO MATTER WHAT THE VINTAGE”

★★★

ROBERT PARKER


OUR CURRENT RELEASE WINES


THE WINE ADVOCATE REVIEWS


2014 LARKIN CABERNET FRANC NAPA VALLEY / 93 POINTS

I really loved the 2014 Cabernet Franc, which was 85% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot, coming from the Pocai Vineyard that is not far from the famous Three Palms Vineyard, which Duckhorn made famous producing Merlot. 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. The fruit is terrific, the wine opulent, fleshy and best drunk over the next 10-12 years.

This is another producer that consistently turns out fine wines and what would have to be considered reasonable pricing for high-end Napa offerings. - Robert Parker


2014 JACK LARKIN RED WINE NAPA VALLEY / 92 POINTS

The 2014 Proprietary Red Jack Larkin is an entirely different blend of 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot. Opaque purple, the wine also offers up notes of Asian spices, black plum, black cherry and mocha with underbrush and forest floor notes. It is complex, medium to full-bodied and not as deep and powerful as the 2013, but more supple and up front. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.


2014 JACK LARKIN MERLOT NAPA VALLEY / 90 POINTS

Larkin also made a fine 2014 Merlot, which is 90% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. ou see less and less high-quality Merlots in Northern California, which is sad since the best of them can be enticing. This wine offers up mocha, Chinese black tea, caramel and loads of plum and black cherry fruit in a medium-bodied exuberant, fleshy style meant for drinking in its first 8-10 years of life.


2014 JACK LARKIN CHARDONNAY NAPA VALLEY / 88 POINTS

The 2014 Chardonnay shows honeysuckle, a hint of pear and lemon zest. It is medium-bodied, fresh and lively with background oak. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.