2010 Fall Release Event
On October 23, 2010 we celebrated the release for our 2008 vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon and 2007 vintage Solari. Around 150 guests joined winery owners Cam and Kate Solari Baker along with Winemaker Andy Smith, Associate Winemaker Daniel Petroski and Winery Manager Colin MacPhail. Vineyard Manager Nabor Camarena and Viticulturist Kelly Maher were also onsite to field questions about the growing season for each vintage. Discussing some of the rich history of Larkmead was Drew Sparks, the author of A Salon at Larkmead.
Guests who braved the rain tasted through three vintages of Solari, the inaugural vintage 2001, 2007, and a 2008 preview sample. A 2009 barrel sample of the Cabernet was also on hand with the new release 2008 Cabernet. Chef Rick Warkel prepared a BBQ sampling of two cuts of beef and one cut of lamp from Fallon Hills Ranch in Mendocino. Dan Vogler came all the way from Kansas City to play a great selection of soft rock and bluegrass enjoyed by all on our crush pad.