Larkmead Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Firebelle 2009

Member Review by Eric Guido:

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.

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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
92549169,561
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/24/2012

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.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549169,561
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/10/2012

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.


Snooth User: Ivesreeves
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/30/2012

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.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549169,561
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 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
112,549
0.00 5
Vintage: 2006 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
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/02/2009

Four glasses


4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 05/09/2008

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.


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External Reviews for Larkmead Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Firebelle

External Review
Vintage: 2006 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


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/29/2009

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


External Review
Vintage: 2005 04/30/2010

Larkmead Vineyards Firebelle 2005 and all other wine from Larkmead Vineyards are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from USA and across the globe.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 01/16/2009

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2004 Larkmead Firebelle 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2003 05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
Vintage: 2003 05/24/2009

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


External Review
Vintage: 2003 07/02/2008

A deep, rich Bordeaux style blend from Napa Valley.


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