The nose showed cherry and black currant with mint, spice, chalky minerals, waxy notes and a hint of underbrush. On the palate, it was velvety smoo... Read more
The nose showed black currant, cherry liquor, spice, brown sugar and a hint of fresh-turned soil. On the palate, it was velvety smooth and luxurian... Read more
An excellent wine for a special occasion and matches up nicely with nearly any food pairing. Dark fruit and currant preserves on wheat toast up fro... Read more
Food Pairings for Larkmead Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Firebelle
The nose showed cherry and black currant with mint, spice, chalky minerals, waxy notes and a hint of underbrush. On the palate, it was velvety smooth yet juicy with a hint of sweetness to it's black currant fruit, exotic spice and vanilla. The finish was long, long, long with blackberry, currant and a hint of citrus.
The nose showed black currant, cherry liquor, spice, brown sugar and a hint of fresh-turned soil. On the palate, it was velvety smooth and luxuriant with blackberry jam, cherry wood and spice. The finish was exceptionally long with blackberry and currant fruit, yet fresh and begging for another sip.
An excellent wine for a special occasion and matches up nicely with nearly any food pairing. Dark fruit and currant preserves on wheat toast up front, Just a hint of sidewalk chalk on the finish. Color me pleased.
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.
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.
Ruby color. Lovely oaked nose. Dark black fruit flavors. Medium body, tannin and acidity. The balance is perfect. It's blackberries and oak and a bunch more and I love it.
This bottle had been open 24 hours by the time I tried it. However, I love this wine, it just really brings out the best of a California cab based blend: the menthol, eucalyptus and minerality are evident. This wine's still young, so 24 hours gives it time to open. The fruit was a bit muted after this length of time, but the tannins had relaxed. It really needs another 6-9 months or longer. Its a complex blend, still a little hot on the nose, but as i said, give it time in bottle.
External Reviews for Larkmead Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Firebelle
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
The 2005 Firebelle, a blend of 48% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, has a Bordeaux-like personality in this vintage. Revealing some spicy black cherry and cedary notes intermixed with some forest floor and
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A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2004 Larkmead Firebelle 750ml
The inky/purple-tinged 2003 Firebelle Proprietary Red (58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec, and 4% Petit Verdot) offers up scents of graphite, pen ink, blueberries, and cassis. With admirable purity, great elegance, tremendous power... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2003 Larkmead Firebelle 750ml
Larkmead is an historic winery from the 19th century that possesses vineyards north of St. Helena that are considered among the finest for Bordeaux varieties in Napa Valley. Recently, their wines have experienced a resurgence, among them their "Firebelle" blend of Merlot(54%), Cabernet Sauvignon(31%) and Malbec(15%).
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