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Larkmead Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Firebelle 2006

Member Review by Eric Guido:

My first mistake was thinking of this as a Californian Merlot blend because it’s so much more than that. The nose was intense with red licorice, forest floor and cedar box. It had a gorgeous structure that will carry it for years to come. Filled to the brim with intense cherry fruit and spice. I wish I had more time with this wine but Napa’s appointment only system caused me to feel rushed. In the end, this is something I want in my cellar.

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Larkmead Vineyards:
Larkmead is a truly historic vineyard, dating back to the 1880s, and has been owned by members of the Solari family since 1948. One of the very finest vineyards in Napa Valley, Larkmead's 120 acres are primarily planted to Cabernet but also Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc and a small block of 100 year-old Tocai Friulano vines. In addition to cra... Read more
Larkmead is a truly historic vineyard, dating back to the 1880s, and has been owned by members of the Solari family since 1948. One of the very finest vineyards in Napa Valley, Larkmead's 120 acres are primarily planted to Cabernet but also Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc and a small block of 100 year-old Tocai Friulano vines. In addition to crafting its own 100% Napa Valley Estate wines, Larkmead also grows and sells top quality fruit to select premium Napa Valley wineries. Read less

Member Reviews for Larkmead Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Firebelle

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549176,444
4.00 5
08/09/2009

My first mistake was thinking of this as a Californian Merlot blend because it’s so much more than that. The nose was intense with red licorice, forest floor and cedar box. It had a gorgeous structure that will carry it for years to come. Filled to the brim with intense cherry fruit and spice. I wish I had more time with this wine but Napa’s appointment only system caused me to feel rushed. In the end, this is something I want in my cellar.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
0.00 5
05/03/2008

Still in tanks, but will be bottled in a few weeks, so its close... Hot nose - still very high alcohol, obviously this wine is young and powerful. Lots of fruit. A fun lively wine, am interested to see how it evolves. Firm tannins and a very long finish (30 secs). Its lively and could age very well.


Snooth User: hilaryannprice
15863928
4.00 5
04/02/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Larkmead Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Firebelle

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/28/2010

Equally prodigious are the 800 cases of 2006 LMV Salon Proprietary Red, a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, and the rest the other three Bordeaux varietals (Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot). Spicy, chocolatey espresso roast notes ... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2006 Larkmead Vineyard LMV Salon Proprietary Red 750ml




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