Napa Valley, California
Larkmead is one of the oldest, family-owned grape-growing estates in the Napa Valley. Originally established in 1895, the estate is now under the stewardship of proprietors Cam Baker and Kate Solari Baker. This historic site offers tremendous diversity in its soils. Due to centuries of alluvial flow with a concentration of over 300 feet of well-drained, ancient riverbed gravel, the vineyard possesses a rare character usually found at unique hillside sites. Winemaker Dan Petroski captures nuance and complexity by vinifying small lots according to clonal selection and soil type. Laurie Taboulet joined Larkmead at the beginning of 2016, and manages National Sales. A native of France, Laurie graduated in management from Bordeaux Business School, and started her wine journey in Paris working for Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aine in Northern Rhone and Grand Cru Classe Chateau La Lagune in Haut-Medoc. In 2013 she moved to the US to manage North American Sales for a Bordeaux negociant.